May 26, 2022

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Public Health reports two new deaths, 43 COVID-19 patients in Health Sciences North for March 16

Health Unit also reports 84 new COVID cases over the past three days and 335 current active cases

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported two new COVID-19 related deaths in the local jurisdiction in the past two days. This means there is a local accumulated total of 121 deaths in the Sudbury health unit area that have occurred in the past 24 months.

Also in today’s COVID summary, the health unit reported 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North (HSN) hospital today, with one of those patients being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

There are also 15 active outbreaks of COVID declared at local long-term care homes and congregate settings according to Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD).  

PHSD also reported Wednesday that 84 new cases of COVID have been determined, although the actual number is expected to be higher since public COVID testing is no longer provided for free by the health unit. This number is the first time the local daily case count has dropped below 100 since mid-January.

This count takes in new cases for the past two days since the health unit does not normally report cases on Tuesdays.

PHSD also said this means that 12,347 total accumulated cases have occurred in the Sudbury jurisdiction since the pandemic was declared in March of 2020. PHSD also reported that 12,012 of those cases have been resolved. This means there are currently 335 active cases in the health unit area.

All across Ontario today there are 204 active COVID-19 cases in Intensive Care Units. More complete details are included on the daily COVID-19 public health summary.

With respect to the possible locations of the new cases, PHSD said 68 new cases were reported to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, 11 new cases in the rural Sudbury district and five new cases for the Manitoulin district. 

PHSD also reported general demographics each day about the age groups for people who are becoming infected.

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 4,473 total cases (An increase of 29 cases).

The next highest number was 3,139 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 30).

There were also 2,395 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of 11).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 1,588 cases total (An increase of 13). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 742 cases (An increase of three).

In the Not Specified category, there were 10 cases (A decrease of two).  

Note: The numbers above might not correspond to other numbers being reported because the health unit does not report fresh numbers daily, as they happen. Some of the numbers are delayed.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, PHSD said there have been 405,979 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 187 new tests, since Monday. 

With respect to vaccination numbers, PHSD is now reporting percentages of people vaccinated rather than doses given. The percentage of area residents who are now fully vaccinated translates to 81.2 per cent of all people in the PHSD area. 

The Sudbury health unit is reporting a number of outbreaks in the city at several long-term care homes and congregate living homes in the city. There are 18 active outbreaks as of March 11. More details can be found on the daily COVID summary page. Just scroll to the bottom of the summary page to COVID-19 Outbreaks. It also includes locations where outbreaks have been declared over.

Also, at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North, there were 43 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, the hospital website reported Wednesday. Only one of those COVID patients was in the intensive care unit. There were 18 other patients being investigated (tested) for COVID-19. Two of those patients were in the ICU. HSN’s webpage reported there are now three separate active COVID-19 outbreaks at the hospital.

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 2,011 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. The province also reported 204 COVID patients are in intensive care. Also today, the province reported 15 COVID-19 deaths.