12 new COVID-19 cases in the London area Tuesday, no deaths | CBC News

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths on Tuesday. 

There were 10 recoveries posted by the health unit, with 126 active cases in the region.

The seven-day rolling average for daily cases remains steady at 15.

The MLHU has declared all previous outbreaks at local schools over on Tuesday.

There are currently 13 active cases across 11 area schools. There have been 255 COVID-19 cases at public schools and child care centres since September, including 183 cases in elementary schools and 49 in secondary schools.

COVID-19 patients climb in Middlesex-London

London Health Sciences Centre is reporting 21 patients being treated for COVID-related illnesses at local hospitals on Tuesday, up two from the previous day. There were 13 patients in hospital a week ago.

There are 10 adult patients in critical care, five or fewer with COVID-19 in the Children’s Hospital and fiver or fewer patients in Paediatric Critial Care.

Five or fewer staff members have tested positive for the virus and are isolating.

The MLHU says 85.6 per cent of patients who have been hospitalized since vaccinations were made available have been unvaccinated. Those who had one vaccination or were not yet protected made up 10.8 per cent of patients and 3.7 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Vaccination bookings open for children ages 5 to 11

The health unit opened COVID-19 vaccination bookings for children five to 11 early on Tuesday, with appointments still available.

Parents can schedule an appointment for children born between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2010 to receive a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which was approved for kids by Health Canada on Friday.

To book an appointment, visit the health unit’s booking portal.

COVID-19 across the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health has not updated their dashboard as of the time of publication. On Monday, the health unit reported 71 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death since Friday. There were 162 active cases in Elgin-Oxford.

Huron Perth Public Health posted 15 new cases on Tuesday, with 44 ongoing cases in the region.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 613 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, along with six additional deaths.

The seven-day rolling average for daily cases across the province is up to 675, the highest its been since Sept. 22.

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