Sumary of COVID-19: 22 new cases in London-Middlesex; more people eligible for earlier second dose:
- Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Twenty-two new COVID-19 cases have been reported in London-Middlesex, local health officials reported on Thursday..
- It brings the region pandemic case total to 12,402, of which 12,076 have resolved, an increase of 18 from the day before..
- The region test positivity rate stands at 2.1 per cent as of the week of May 30 based on 5,363 tests, down from 3.3 per cent the week prior based on 6,111 tests..
- One case has also been confirmed to involve the Zeta, or P.2 variant — the other lineage identified in Brazil in October 2020..
- (Recent modelling from the province suggests the Delta variant could become the dominant strain over the summer.) Two cases have been confirmed to involve the Beta variant (B.1.351), first identified in South Africa..
- At least 338 other cases were found to have a spike protein mutation consistent with one or more coronavirus variants..
- Whether the timeline for the next phase changes will depend on what happens in the coming weeks, said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott on Thursday..
- While projections presented Thursday suggest already sharply lower case counts and positivity rates will continue to fall in the immediate future, concern remains about the more transmissible and possibly more dangerous Delta variant….