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Algoma Public Health reporting one new COVID case

APH is also advising that some who travelled on a pair of recent Air Canada flights should contact them as they are considered close contacts

Algoma Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 case in the region.

The new case, which brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Algoma region since the start of the pandemic to 200, is in the Sault Ste. Marie area.

The exposure category for case No. 200, who was tested on March 3, is listed as unknown, meaning the person did not have any recent international travel or close contact with a known confirmed case. The person is currently self-isolating.

In a release, APH is also advising that anyone who travelled on a pair of Air Canada flights on March 1 to contact Algoma Public Health or their local public health unit.

Anyone who travelled on flight AC481 from Montreal to Toronto in rows 27 to 33 as well as the flight crew that may have served those rows or on flight AC 8321 from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie in rows five to 11 as well as flight crew that may have served those rows are considered close contacts.

There are currently six active COVID cases in Algoma as of 5 p.m. Thursday, with one person hospitalized.