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APH reporting 10 new COVID cases

As of Wednesday evening, the region has 39 active COVID-19 cases

Algoma Public Health is reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases in the region.

All 10 cases are from Sault Ste. Marie and area.

The new cases bring the number of cases in Algoma during the pandemic to 104.

Of the 10 cases, eight were under the exposure category of close contact, meaning the person was infected through close contact with a known confirmed case, while the other two were considered unknown exposure, meaning the person did not have recent international travel or close contact with a known confirmed case.

All 10 cases were from people tested on Jan. 4 (seven) and Jan. 5 (three).

APH also said in a release issued Wednesday evening that any passengers on Air Canada flight AC 8325 from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie on Dec. 28 in rows three through nine are considered close contacts.

The number of active cases in the Algoma region is now up to 39.