APH reporting 72 new confirmed cases, 3 new hospitalization and one more death from COVID-19 on Tuesday

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COVID-19 Algoma

On Tuesday, Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 72 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 more added to the list of hospitalizations.  Further, the region is saddened to note the passing of one more individual due to COVID-19.  At this time, out of respect for the family, no further details are being shared.

The local number of confirmed active cases remains at 589.  The number of individuals currently in hospital as a result of COVID-19 has increased to 20, with one of those individuals being a resident from outside of our health district.

Of the 72 new cases, 55 were confirmed in Sault Ste. Marie and area, 11 in Central and East Algoma, the total in Elliot Lake and area has been reduced by one (1), and North Algoma accounts for 7.

Status of Cases in Algoma

Current Previous Change from previous report

Confirmed cases

3,459 3,387 72

Active cases

589 589 0

Currently hospitalized

20(1) 17(1) 3

Resolved

2,870 2,798 72

Deceased

24 23 1

Tested

225,698 224,957 741
Updated: January 25, 2022, 2:15 PM

Confirmed Cases by Exposure Type

Type of Exposure Current Previous Change from previous report
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,232 1,228 4
Outbreak related 375 372 3
Under Investigation 171 139 32
Unknown Source of Infection 1,681 1,648 33
Updated:  January 25, 2022, 2:15 PM
Notes:
  • These data sets are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
  • Confirmed case include Algoma residents who have confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • The number in brackets are active cases in non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma. These cases are not counted as part of Algoma’s confirmed case count. APH conducts contact tracing and monitoring of self-isolation for all cases within Algoma
  • Resolved includes cases where a patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes any persons who are deceased.
  • Deceased include the number of people with a confirmed case of COVID-19 who have died.
  • Tests include all that Algoma Public Health is aware through Ontario Laboratory Information Systems (OLIS).

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 APH’s website. Omicron is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ontario, which was expected based on provincial modeling.

APH continues 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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