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2 deaths, 44 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London Friday | CBC News

Recent developments

  • The Middlesex London Health Unit reported 44 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths Friday
  • There are 11 new cases reported by Southwestern Public Health and no deaths
  • Huron Perth Public Health reported three new cases in their region
  • The province has mandated testing for international travellers into Ontario

What’s the latest in the London region?

The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 44 new coronavirus cases Friday and two more deaths. Two women, one in her 90s and one in her 70s, passed away Thursday. Both lived in long-term care facilities. 

The seven-day case average continues to fall, now down to 37 cases.

There were 12 recoveries posted Friday as the known active cases in the region increased to 1,655.

Cases among patients at London Health Sciences Centre fell to 17 Friday. Patients in critical care stands at eight, while 15 hospital staff have tested positive for the virus.

What’s going on outside of London? 

Southwestern Public Health is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. Elgin-Oxford has 182 known ongoing confirmed cases.

Huron Perth Public Health posted only three new infections Friday.

There were 1,837 new cases of COVID-19 across Ontario and 58 more deaths. As of Thursday, there have been 51 confirmed cases of the B117 variant across the province.

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