COVID-19: MLHU reports 20 cases, death of man in his 70s

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 20 COVID-19 cases and one more death on Thursday.

The death involved a man in his 70s who was not connected to long-term care or a retirement home. Health Medical Officer Dr Chris Mackie said on Thursday that while the man was fully vaccinated, he was eligible for a third dose..


“The issue here was that this is someone who is eligible for a third dose because of a suppressed immune system, but that wasn’t the third dose yet,” Mackie said.

“It’s a really important reminder that those high-risk groups that we know, based on research, have a lower immune response to vaccines: a third dose is very important.”

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A list of who is currently eligible for the third dose is available Health unit website. Mackie said the list is expected to expand “soon”.

The death comes a day after another death involving a man in his 70s, although it is believed that the man was unrelated in that case.

With 13,908 recoveries (an increase of 13), 101 active cases (an increase of six) and 245 deaths, the region’s total number of cases has risen to 14,344.

The MLHU dashboard no longer includes the confirmed case’s total number of confirmed variants at the top of its dashboard, however, it is still listing the confirmed case’s breakdown of confirmed variants:

  • 3,384 cases of alpha version
  • 767 Cases of Delta Edition (increase of one)
  • 124 cases of gamma variant
  • Two cases of beta version
  • a case of kappa version
  • a case of zeta version

There are also two cases listed using the older code numbers, one described as B.1.617 and the other listed as B.1.617.3.

More information can be found at the health unit’s Summary of COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London.

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admitted to hospital

The London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) is caring for six patients with COVID-19 as of Thursday, a decrease of three from Wednesday.

There are five or fewer patients in an adult critical care or intensive care unit.

Children’s Hospital Five or Fewer Pediatric Critical Care Children’s Hospital has five or fewer patients with COVID-19.

Five or fewer employees have currently tested positive for COVID-19.

St Joseph’s Health Care London (SJHCL) reported one non-outbreak case involving a health care worker.

the outbreak

As of Thursday, there were no active outbreaks in the region involving long-term care homes, retirement homes or hospitals.

Our Lady of the Pillar Academy has an active school outbreak, declared October 18.


According to MLHU, the following are cases involving schools:

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  • Karadok Public School (a case)
  • Clark Road Secondary School (two cases)
  • Covenant Christian School (two cases)
  • Mary Wright Public School (A Case)
  • Masonville Public School (a case)
  • Our Lady of the Pillar Academy (Five Cases)
  • Providence Reformed Collegiate (two cases)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School (A Case)
  • Wilfrid Jury Public School (A Case)

There are two active COVID-19 cases linked to child-care or early years centres, one case at London Children’s Connection: Caradoc – before and after school and two cases at Noshine Kids Care.

The health unit said at least 141 cases have been reported in primary and secondary schools as well as child care and early years centers since the start of the school year.

Vaccinations and Testing

The latest vaccination update says that as of October 16, 84.1 percent of residents age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated and 88.3 percent have taken at least one dose.

Since 9 September, 64.33 percent (or 431 out of 670 cases) of all cases and 65.52 percent (19 out of 29) of all hospitalizations accounted for non-vaccinated individuals.

Meanwhile, 27.16 percent (or 182 out of 670 cases) of all cases involved people who had been fully vaccinated, compared to 27.59 percent (eight out of 29) of all hospitalized people. who were fully vaccinated..

Dr. Chris McKee, Medical Officer for Health, notes that most of the population is vaccinated. While about two-thirds of all cases occur in non-vaccinated individuals, they make up less than 16 percent of the population age 12 and older.

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The remaining cases involved individuals who had been partially vaccinated or had not yet been protected by vaccination.

Of the 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past six weeks, four involved people who were not vaccinated, three who were fully vaccinated, two in such One included people who had been partially vaccinated, and one included someone who was not yet protected from vaccination. .

Residents can get information on the health unit’s website pop-up clinic, Mass vaccination clinics and pharmacies; Vaccination guide out of state; logistic support for those in need; even more.

Any person who wants to get tested for COVID-19 can get information about Locations of testing sites on the health unit’s website.

The latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in the region stood at 1.1 per cent for the week of October 10, up from 1.7 per cent for the week of October 3.

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The province reported 413 cases on Thursday, the 11th consecutive day with fewer than 500 cases.

Of them, 226 were among non-vaccinated individuals, 15 were partially vaccinated, 140 were fully vaccinated and 32 had unknown status.

as of thursday report good, 66 in Toronto, 54 in Peel area, 36 in Ottawa, 29 in York area, 21 in Windsor-Essex and 20 in Simcoe Muskoka. All other health units had less than 20.

The breakdown provided by the province does not always align with daily updates from local health units.

Four deaths were also reported in Ontario on Thursday.

Of those 12 years of age and older, 83.5 percent are fully immunized.


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