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COVID-19: Here's the situation in the Sault this week

There are currently 184 active cases of COVID-19 and 27 people in hospital testing positive
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New daily cases in the province ranged this week between a high of 2,160 and a low of 1,089 *note: not all symptomatic people are being tested in accordance with new Ontario guidelines.

Here's the latest on new cases in Algoma

The latest cases of the virus in the region were reported at 2:00 p.m. Friday.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 2:00 p.m. on May 13:

  • 261,419 tested
  • 8,305 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.
  • 184 active cases 
  • 27 currently hospitalized
  • 8,121 resolved
  • 54 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: 

  • 6,735 in Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • 838 in central and east Algoma
  • 441 in Elliot Lake and area
  • 291 in north Algoma

Comparatively, in Chippewa County, which covers Sault Ste. Marie Mich. and surrounding area, the COVID-19 data as of May 12 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):

  • 3,447 cumulative positives 
  • 3,791 cumulative recovered
  • 34 deaths
  • two cases currently hospitalized

Here's the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations in Algoma:

As of 2:00 p.m. on May 13:

  • Population coverage

% of total population that has received at least one dose

85.0%

% of total population that have received at least two doses

81.8%

% of eligible population (5+) that has received at least one dose

88.7%

% of eligible population (5+) that have received at least two doses

85.4%

% of adult population (18+) that have received at least one dose

91.2%

% of adult population (18+) that have received at least two doses

89.0%

% of adult population (18+) that have received at least three doses

62.5%

% of youth population (12-17) that have received at least one dose

84.5%

% of youth population (12-17) that has received at least two doses

81.4%

% of child population (5-11) that have received at least one dose

60.4%

APH reported cases this week:

APH reports active case counts and hospitalizations with COVID-19 down in May 9 update

Hospitalizations drop, active cases up slightly in May 11 update

APH reports active cases and hospitalizations with COVID-19 down in May 12 update