MIDDLESEX CENTER, ONT. – Three new COVID-19 cases were reported in Middlesex-London on Monday, with two people involved attending large parties.
The Middlesex-London Healthcare Unit (MLHU) says they both attended meetings involving more than 10 people, including those outside their social circles.
In fact, eight cases since June 24 are associated with people who participated in these meetings, including six women and two men, all in their twenties.
Health officials say they are in contact with all eight and are following their close contacts.
The health unit is also warning that some of the people associated with these parts have also attended meetings outside the region.
“As we enter new phases of reopening and begin to see the restrictions rise, it is important to remember that the risk of contracting COVID-19 is still present in our community,” said Dr. Chris Mackie, MLHU medical officer in a statement.
“This outbreak highlights the need for continued caution during the reopening of this summer. Limit meetings to no more than 10 people, wash your hands often, keep two meters away, and wear a mask in indoor public spaces. “
The cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 625, while 505 of these cases have recovered. The death toll has been held at 57 since 12 June.
The total number of cases in the city of London is now 579, while 178 are associated with long-term care and rest homes, which also represent 37 deaths.
An outbreak is under way at London’s long-term nursing home in Westmount Gardens.
No new cases in other local counties
Southwestern public health is not reporting new cases in the counties of Elgin and Oxford on Monday.
There hasn’t been a new case there since June 24 and there are currently only two active cases.
To date there have been 83 cases, with 77 recovered and four dead.
There is only one active case in the counties of Huron and Perth since Monday, where there have been no new cases in more than a week.
In total, Huron Perth Public Health reports that the region has seen 57 cases, with 51 recoveries and five deaths.
About a week has passed since Sarnia-Lambton reported new cases, with a total of 285 cases, 254 recovered and 25 deaths, leaving only six cases active in the region since Sunday evening.
A Bluewater Health outbreak was reported over the weekend, leaving only one in the region, at the long-term care home on Afton Park Place in Sarnia.
Since Sunday evening, Gray Bruce Public Health has also not reported new cases, with a total of 112 cases, 98 recovered and no deaths.
There is an active outbreak in the Elgin Abbey nursing home in Chesley, Ontario.