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

Currently 291 active cases, 23 hospitalizations in the region
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Algoma Public Health. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Algoma Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 death in the Algoma region, bringing the number of deaths in the region to 51 since the start of the pandemic.

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

There have been 30 COVID-related deaths in the region in 2022.

The latest numbers from APH show a drop in hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 from Friday's update, dropping by two to 23 on Monday. Monday's numbers include cases reported on the weekend. 

The number of patients admitted for COVID-related reasons remains at two, unchanged from Friday's report.

Additionally, the number of ICU patients with confirmed COVID-19 is up from one to four and the number of ICU patients admitted for COVID-related reasons increased from zero to one.

The active case count stands at 291, which is down by 69.

APH is reporting 87 new cases in the region on Monday, bringing the total to 5,609 in 2022 and 7,813 overall since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of resolved cases is up by 156 to a total of 7,522.

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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