Coronavirus: London-Middlesex sees 11 cases, 6 new cases in Elgin and Oxford

Coronavirus: London-Middlesex sees 11 cases, 6 new cases in Elgin and Oxford

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Eleven more people have tested positive for the coronavirus while 14 others have recovered, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported Saturday.

It brings the region’s total case count to 1,451, of which 1,248 have recovered. Sixty-three people have died, most recently on Nov. 7. There are at least 136 known active cases in the region.

On Thursday, the London-Middlesex November caseload surpassed that recorded in all of October, making the month the second-worst so far for local cases, with 294. April recorded 341.

As of this week, the region remains in the yellow-protect tier of the province’s restrictions framework. It will remain in yellow into next week.

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Of Saturday’s cases, 10 are from London and one is from Middlesex Centre.

At least 1,334 cases have been reported in London since March, followed by 35 in Middlesex Centre, 34 in Strathroy-Caradoc and 28 in Thames Centre. Four other locales have seen fewer than 10 cases each.

People in their 20s have accounted for the largest percentage of cases by age during the pandemic with 368, or about a quarter of the region’s caseload.

People 19 and under are the second-largest age group, accounting for 210 cases.

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