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Middlesex-London region sees 33 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend | CBC News

Recent developments:

The latest in London

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths over the weekend.

Twenty-five of those cases were logged as of Saturday and eight additional cases were reported Sunday.

There have been a total of 6,286 cases of the virus in the region since the pandemic began, and MHLU says it considered 5,962 to be resolved as of Sunday. 

There are 140 active cases.

There has been one new death related to COVID-19 logged in the region since Monday.

Middlesex-London in orange

The new figures come a week since Middlesex-London moved into the orange category of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework. 

The guidelines outlined for regions in orange zones include:

  • Gathering limits for parties, dinners and wedding receptions are permitted for up to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors.
  • Events at staffed businesses and facilities will move up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. 
  • Restaurants are allowed to have up to 50 patrons indoors. 

What do the numbers look like outside of London? 

Southwestern Public Health, which covers St. Thomas as well as Elgin and Oxford counties, reported three new cases of COVID-19 Sunday. 

Of the 72 ongoing cases in the region, the health unit said 41 are in Aylmer. 

The region continues to deal with an outbreak at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer. The college has seen over 90 positive cases in connection to the outbreak, with 93 active cases as of Thursday. 

Across Ontario, there were 1,299 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths, pushing the death toll to 7,067 since the pandemic began.

As of 8 p.m. on Saturday, Ontario has administered 890,604 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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