2 COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations and new cases on the decline in London, Ont., on Tuesday – CBC

There are 33 patients with the virus in local hospitals

May 10, 2022

There were two more COVID-19-related deaths reported in Middlesex-London on Tuesday. The latest data from the health unit shows high-risk case counts on the decline as the known number of active cases in the region falls.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) posted the deaths of a man in his 80s and another in his 90s who died with the virus. There have now been four deaths in May, including people who were in their 70s and older. The death toll since the beginning of the pandemic is up to 380 for the region.

The number of COVID-19 cases in high-risk settings has been on the decline over the past week, with the seven-day rolling average down to 51, which is about half of what it was the same day last month. The MLHU is only tracking positive results from high-risk settings such as long-term care homes and hospitals. While the health unit is reporting 564 active cases, the actual number is still believed to be much higher.

“We are clearly on the back end of the sixth wave with a ongoing improvement in COVID-19 transmission in our community,” said Dr. Alex Summers, the medical officer of health for the MLHU.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/2-covid-19-deaths-hospitalizations-and-new-cases-on-the-decline-in-london-ont-on-tuesday-1.6448027

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