More than a dozen new COVID-19 cases reported in Middlesex-London

After a weekend that only saw a slight increase in COVID-19 cases, the Middlesex-London Health Unit has reported 13 new cases in the region. 

The new cases reported Monday have broken 2 straight weeks of single-digit daily case increases in the area.  

A dozen of the cases are linked to community transmission according to the numbers released by the health unit, which indicate that only one of the cases is associated with a retirement home. 

Meanwhile, the death toll in the region remained unchanged. Over the course of the outbreak, 43 people have died from the virus and 23 of them were linked to seniors’ homes. 

Since the outbreak began, 456 cases have been recorded in the region, however, 299 have been marked as resolved by the health unit. 

Meanwhile, the number of cases across the province increased by 308, bringing the tally to more than 20,500 cases. In terms of the rate of growth of the cases, the percentage has held at less than 2 per cent for the past three days. 

Of the total number of cases, more than 73 per cent of them have been resolved.

The province’s official death toll stood at 1,669 Monday. However, according to data compiled by CBC News from regional public health units, 1,733 people have died from the virus over the course of the pandemic. 

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