One person has died and 39 others have tested positive for the coronavirus in London and Middlesex, local health officials said Wednesday.
The region’s pandemic case tally now stands at 5,527, of which 3,764 people have recovered, an increase of 17 from the day before.
The health unit says at least 193 people have died. Of those, 67 deaths have occurred since Jan. 1. There have been 27 days in a row this month where at least one death was reported.
The death reported Wednesday involved a woman in her 80s who was associated with a long-term care home. No other information has been released.
More than 2,114 cases have been reported since the beginning of this month, the most of any month during the pandemic.
At least 1,590 cases were active in the region as of Wednesday.
Details about the new cases, including location, age group and exposure source, were not immediately available.
The health unit is in the midst of upgrading its online COVID-19 dashboard, meaning only very limited information — the number of new cases, recoveries and deaths — is available.
The health unit says the process is expected to be completed Friday, and says the new system will also allow officials to provide virtual notifications to those diagnosed with COVID-19.
Health officials may provide more information during a media briefing set to take place Wednesday afternoon.
The region’s seven-day case average stands at 41.42 as of Wednesday, down from 48.14 on Tuesday. The 14-day average sits at 57.78.
The number of COVID-19 inpatients in the care of London Health Sciences Centre fell by two to 17 as of Wednesday, the organization reported.
Four are in critical or intensive care, a drop of one from the day before.
Active staff cases within LHSC remain unchanged at 16.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London reported that no COVID-19 patients were in the care of St. Joseph’s Hospital as of Wednesday.
Six staff cases remain active within SJHCL. Five are linked to an outbreak at Mount Hope.
At least 334 people have had to be hospitalized for COVID-19 during the pandemic, including 66 who have needed intensive care.