London’s 7th wave of COVID-19 has peaked, but cases likely to spike again this fall, says top doctor – CBC

The majority of this year’s 161 deaths have been among the elderly, Dr. Alex Summers said

Aug 18, 2022

The seventh wave of COVID-19 in London, Ont., has peaked, the region’s medical officer of health said Wednesday, noting the area will likely see another uptick in cases when classes return this fall.

Dr. Alex Summers said the region, like the province as a whole reported a week ago, has seen the rate of new infections crest and begin to retreat.

“The decline following that peak has not been quick though, it has been, if anything, delayed. It’s still kind of plateauing and starting to come down.”

“It’s never going to go away. We’re going to continue to see these oscillating up and down waves that are going to come throughout the year, likely worse in the winter, but as we stand here right now, the seventh wave in Middlesex-London is plateauing and starting to see some indications of decline.”

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