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COVID-19: Here's the situation in the Sault today

Fourth COVID death was reported at Elliot Lake hospital today

Algoma Public Health reported the region's fourth COVID-related death this afternoon.

Yesterday, the health unit reported three new cases in the Elliot Lake area.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 4:30 p.m. today:

  • 98,907 tested
  • 199 confirmed 
  • 5 active case
  • 1 currently hospitalized
  • 194 resolved
  • 4 deceased

According to data on, a University of Toronto-led website which collects and analyzes data from Ontario's COVID-19 cases, 79 per cent of ICU beds in Algoma Public Health's jurisdiction are currently occupied.

The data also describes the community risk level for COVID-19 in our region as 'very low.'

Total confirmed cases by area of residence: 

  • 146 in Sault Ste. Marie and area, with evidence of community spread
  • 35 in central and east Algoma
  • 15 in Elliot Lake and area
  • 3 in north Algoma

There are no active cases in non-Algoma residents temporarily in the region.

Comparatively, in Chippewa County, which covers Sault Ste. Marie Mich. and surrounding area, the COVID-19 data as of Tuesday states:

  • 1,749 cumulative positives
  • 1,667 cumulative recovered
  • 26 deaths
  • 0 cases currently hospitalized