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APH reporting one new death, decrease in COVID-related hospitalizations

There have been 31 COVID-related deaths in the region since the beginning of 2022 and 52 since the start of the pandemic
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The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is up by one in the latest report from Algoma Public Health.

APH is reporting one new COVID-related death in the region today, bringing the total to 52 since the start of the pandemic and 31 in 2022.

Per APH policy, further details on the death were not released.

The latest numbers show a decline in the number of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19. The number is down to 25 today from 30 on Wednesday.

The number of patients admitted for COVID-19 related reasons remained steady at seven.

APH is reporting six ICU patients with confirmed COVID-19, down by two from Wednesday, and four ICU patients admitted for COVID-related reasons, which is down by one from the previous report.

After a sharp drop in active cases on Wednesday, the number rose slightly in this afternoon's report, climbing by nine to a total of 293.

APH is reporting 43 new confirmed cases today, bringing the total to 5,721 since the beginning of 2022 and 7,925 since the start of the pandemic.

The number of resolved cases in the region rose by 34 to a total of 7,632.

Note: As of Dec. 31, 2021, the province has limited COVID-19 PCR testing to the highest risk populations. Furthermore, some people with mild or asymptomatic infection may not seek testing. Algoma Public Health states that the numbers of confirmed cases are an underestimate of the actual number of people with COVID-19 in the Algoma region.

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