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Ten new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in London-area

Ten more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London-Middlesex, eight of which were in long-term care homes.

Figures released by the Middlesex London Health Unit on Tuesday show the region has now seen a total of 384 confirmed cases, including 32 deaths. There were no new deaths reported within the last 24 hours.

Of the 10 new cases, seven were confirmed as residents of local long-term care homes, while one long-term care home worker tested positive for the virus. There have been 108 cases of COVID-19 in area long-term care facilities and retirement homes. According to health unit data, 46 residents and 21 staff members in nursing homes and 29 residents and 12 employees in retirement homes have tested positive for the virus.

There are 36 patients in the care of London Health Sciences Centre who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, a dozen of whom are listed in intensive care.

A total of 201 people in the London area have recovered from the virus.

Southwestern Public Health, the health unit covering Elgin and Oxford counties, saw two new cases since Monday, to bring that area’s total to 59. There were no new deaths reported. Between the two counties, there have been two institutional outbreaks of the virus. Twenty-eight of the cases have been resolved.

Across Ontario, the number of newly confirmed cases rose to 15,381, with 525 additional cases reported Tuesday.

Another 59 deaths related to the virus were also recorded Tuesday, the highest single-day jump in fatalities in Ontario. To date, there have been 951 deaths across the province.

There have been 705 deaths at long-term care homes in Ontario, an increase of 34 deaths in the last 24 hours. Outbreaks have been reported in 154 long-term care facilities.

A total of 957 Ontarians infected with the virus are in hospital, 187 of those patients are in intensive care on ventilators to help them breathe.

The number of people to recover from COVID-19 has grown to 8,964.

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