APH reports 48 new, 637 active cases of COVID-19 Friday

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COVID-19 Algoma

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday as the number of active cases climbed by 44 to 637 with 4 cases resolved. New cases continue to be confirmed from all areas across the Algoma District.

The number of hospitalized cases went unchanged at 10 with one of those cases still reported as from outside our health region.

New cases broken down by region are as follows:

  • 34 from Sault Ste. Marie and Area
  • 1 from Elliot Lake and Area
  • 12 from Central and East Algoma
  • 1 from North Algoma

Status of Cases in Algoma

Current Previous Change from previous report

Confirmed cases

 2,884 2,836 48

Active cases

637 593 44

Currently hospitalized

9(1) 9(1) 0

Resolved

2,247 2,243 4

Deceased

21 21 0

Tested

 221,104 220,719 385
Updated: January 14, 2022, 3:35 PM

Confirmed Cases by Exposure Type

Type of Exposure Current Previous Change from previous report
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,118 1,107 11
Outbreak related 255 249 6
Under Investigation 307 319 -12
Unknown Source of Infection 1204 1161 43
Updated:  January 14, 2022, 3:35 PM

Stop The Spread

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, please continue to follow all Algoma-wide mandatory public health measures in place:

  1. Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others – regardless of whether you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. Cut back on unnecessary activities where you have unmasked, face-to-face close contact with people you don’t live with. Limit the size and number of social gatherings you have. Do this even if you have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and especially if you have vulnerable health conditions or are not immunized.
  3. Get your COVID-19 vaccine.

Omicron

The COVID-19 variant of concern, omicron, has been detected in positive cases of COVID-19 in the health unit region as listed on our website. Omicron is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ontario, which was expected based on provincial modeling.

We continue to monitor the number of cases determined to be Omicron to determine if and when it is the dominant strain of COVID-19 in our region, similar to our approach to reporting of the presence of the delta variant.

To mitigate transmission of Omicron and severe health outcomes from COVID-19, case and contact management in Ontario has shifted to treat all cases of COVID-19 as suspect Omicron.

 

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