New daily cases in the province ranged this week between a high of 4,098 and a low of 1,827 *note: not all symptomatic people are being tested in accordance with new Ontario guidelines.
Here's the latest on new cases in Algoma
As of 2:45 p.m., Algoma Public Health has not reported any new cases of COVID-19.
The latest cases of the virus in the region were reported today.
Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 3:15 p.m. on April 28:
- 258,255 tested
- 7,925 confirmed *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.
- 293 active cases
- 25 currently hospitalized
- 7,632 resolved
- 52 deceased
Algoma Public Health is reporting that recent results from additional laboratory testing have detected the following variants of concern in Algoma:
- B.1.1.7 (Alpha), first detected in the UK
- B.1.617.2 (Delta), first detected in India
- P.1 (Gamma), first detected in Brazil
- B.1.1.529 (Omicron), first detected in South Africa
Total confirmed cases by area of residence:
- 6,472 in Sault Ste. Marie and area
- 791 in central and east Algoma
- 389 in Elliot Lake and area
- 273 in north Algoma
Comparatively, in Chippewa County, which covers Sault Ste. Marie Mich. and surrounding area, the COVID-19 data as of April 27 states (note: case counts have been reset to reflect new reporting format. Cases from March 2020-Dec. 31, 2021: 5,275 total, 4641 recoveries, 69 deaths):
- 3,283 cumulative positives
- 3,747 cumulative recovered
- 34 deaths
- 0 cases currently hospitalized
Here's the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations in Algoma:
As of 3:30 p.m. on April 28:
% of total population that has received at least one dose 84.9% % of total population that have received at least two doses 81.7% % of eligible population (5+) that has received at least one dose 88.7% % of eligible population (5+) that have received at least two doses 85.3% % of adult population (18+) that have received at least one dose 91.2% % of adult population (18+) that have received at least two doses 88.9% % of adult population (18+) that have received at least three doses 62.2% % of youth population (12-17) that have received at least one dose 84.4% % of youth population (12-17) that has received at least two doses 81.3% % of child population (5-11) that have received at least one dose 60.3%
APH reported cases this week:
Region's 51st COVID-related death reported on April 25.
Hospitalizations, active cases increase in April 26 update.
Hospitalizations remain steady, APH reports drop in active COVID cases in April 27 update.
Region's 52nd COVID-related death reported on April 28.
‘We’ve had two stormy weeks’ - Hospital dealing with COVID-related staff absences
SAH recruits three much-needed specialists; hopes for balanced end to 2021-22 fiscal year.