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

Five new cases reported last night
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No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today.

However, the health unit reported five new cases of the virus last night, all from the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 6:00 p.m. last night:

  • 118,366 tested
  • 253 confirmed 
  • 27 active cases
  • 1 currently hospitalized
  • 226 resolved
  • 4 deceased

According howsmyflattening.ca, a University of Toronto-led website which collects and analyzes data from Ontario's COVID-19 cases, 56 per cent of ICU beds in Algoma Public Health's jurisdiction are currently occupied. The data states there are no patients currently in the ICU with the virus.

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

Total confirmed cases by area of residence: 

  • 185 in Sault Ste. Marie and area, with evidence of community spread
  • 47 in central and east Algoma
  • 18 in Elliot Lake and area
  • 3 in north Algoma

In terms of schools with recent COVID-19 cases, there have been confirmed cases at St. Mary's College and one linked to Korah Collegiate and Vocational School within the last 14 days.

There are currently no active cases in non-Algoma residents temporarily in the region, and no new Variants of Concern have been reported.

Algoma Public Health is in Phase 1 of Ontario's 3 Phase Vaccine Distribution Program. As of 9:18 a.m.:

  • 25,849 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (24,037 people, which is 24.84 per cent of eligible residents 16+ or 21.01 per cent of all residents)
  • 22,225 people have received their first dose (22.97 per cent of eligible residents 16+, or 19.42 per cent of all residents)
  • 1,812 people are fully vaccinated (1.87 per cent of eligible residents 16+, or 1.58 per cent of all residents)

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

  • 2,124 cumulative positives
  • 1,752 cumulative recovered
  • 30 deaths
  • 4 case currently hospitalized