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Two new COVID-19 cases in the Outaouais – CTV News

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OTTAWA —
Two more people in the Outaouais have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the latest update from Quebec’s Ministry of Health.

No further details about the cases were released Saturday afternoon. There are now three confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Outaouais.

The region’s first case was revealed Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the women had recently travelled and was self-isolating at home.

There have been 181 confirmed coronavirus cases in Quebec. The province announced 42 new cases of the virus on Saturday, including four new deaths.

Five people have died from the virus and one person has recovered.

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Two new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London, three in Huron-Perth – CTV News London

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LONDON, ONT. —
There are two new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London region and three new cases in Huron Perth, according to local health officials.

On Saturday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported that the two new cases are both men, one in his 50s, the other in his 60s.

Although it’s unclear at this time how they contracted the virus or if they are in hospital or self-isolating at home.

That brings the total number of cases to 25 in Middlesex-London.

Meanwhile, Huron Perth Public Health confirmed three more cases on Saturday, for a total of five in the region.

The first new case is a man in his 60s from Stratford who had close contact with two confirmed cases in London. He currently in self-isolation at home.

The second case is a St. Marys woman who works in healthcare but had no travel or contact with confirmed cases.

The third case is a man in his 60s from South Huron who has since been transferred to London Health Sciences Centre. He too, had no travel history or contact with positive cases.

“We were not surprised to receive these three new cases in Huron Perth,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health in a news release. “The new cases confirm that we are now seeing local spread in our area, which is a similar pattern to what has been showing up across Ontario.”

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Second case of COVID-19 announced in Thunder Bay – Tbnewswatch.com

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THUINDER BAY – A day after reporting the city’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has confirmed a second, unrelated case.

The case is travel-related and involves an individual in their twenties, who returned from the United States about two weeks ago. They developed symptoms while self-isolating at home, informed the health unit, and were tested at the hospital’s COVID-19 assessment centre.

The health unit says it immediately began an investigation to determine others who may have been exposed through contact with the individual while they were infectious, saying it has now contacted an unspecified number of people.

“The public health investigation and follow-up is ongoing, however, it is clear that people have been taking precautions including self-isolating,” said Janet DeMille, medical officer of health at TBDHU. “This is important as it helps contain the virus to a group of closely linked individuals and reduces the likelihood of spread in the community.”

The new case brings the total number of confirmed cases in Northwestern Ontario to four.

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London man dies of COVID-19 as more positive cases reported – CBC.ca

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A London man has died of COVID-19 as public health officials across the region report new cases Saturday. 

CBC London has learned that a man in his 70s, who had previously been admitted to hospital, has died. It’s the first death in the Middlesex-London region since the pandemic was declared.

Two new cases of the virus were reported by the Middlesex-London Health Unit Saturday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the city to 25.

Public health officials say a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s have contracted the virus, but details have not yet been released regarding how the men were infected or whether they’re in hospital or self-isolation. 

Meanwhile, Huron Perth Public Health officials have confirmed three new cases in the area, including a healthcare worker.   

She is in her 40s, from St. Marys, and had no travel history or known contact with any confirmed case. She’s currently in self-isolation at home. 

A man who presented at South Huron Hospital, and has since been transferred to London Health Sciences Centre, also tested positive. He’s in his 60s and has no travel history or known contact with positive cases.

Another man with close contact to two Londoners already diagnosed with the virus, has also tested positive. He’s in his 60s and is in self-isolation at home in Stratford.

Huron Perth currently has five cases, including a man in critical condition in hospital. 

Oxford and Elgin counties, and the city of St. Thomas have not yet reported Saturday on whether there are new cases. As of Friday, there were five cases in that area. 

More people in hospital

As the number of positive cases grow, so do hospital admissions. The London Health Science Centre said there are four people, two at University Hospital and two at Victoria Hospital in intensive care units. 

Across Ontario, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in intensive care units has doubled in less than two days.

There were 43 patients hospitalized in Ontario’s ICUs on Friday, up from 29 on Thursday and 17 on Wednesday, according to figures from the province’s associate chief medical officer of health, Dr. Barbara Yaffe.

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