APH reports 39 new, 602 active cases of COVID-19 Monday

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COVID-19 Algoma

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 39 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday as the number of active cases edged back up by 34 to 602 after only 5 were resolved. Of the new cases, 26 were from the Sault and area with the remaining cases reported from across the Algoma District.

Additionally, APH reported no additional hospitalizations with the total number remaining at 12, with one of those cases from outside the Algoma District.

New cases broken down by region are as follows:

  • 26 from Sault Ste. Marie and Area
  • 3 from Elliot Lake and area
  • 3 from North Algoma
  • 7 from Central and East Algoma

Status of Cases in Algoma

Current Previous Change from previous report

Confirmed cases

 3,030 2,991 39

Active cases

602 568 34

Currently hospitalized

11(1) 11(1) 0

Resolved

2,428 2,423 5

Deceased

21 21 0

Tested

 222,353 221,855 498
Updated: January 17, 2022, 3:15 PM

Confirmed Cases by Exposure Type

Type of Exposure Current Previous Change from previous report
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,147 1,133 14
Outbreak related 282 281 1
Under Investigation 235 285 -50
Unknown Source of Infection 1,366 1,292 74
  Updated:  January 17, 2022, 3:15 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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