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

Four new cases reported last night
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Algoma Public Health. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Update: Since the publishing of this article, Algoma Public Health has reported six new cases of COVID-19.

Algoma Public Health hasn't reported any new cases today.

However, four were reported last night, all from the Sault and area.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 1:53 p.m. today:

  • 122,188 tested
  • 273 confirmed 
  • 35(1)* active cases
  • 1 (1)* currently hospitalized
  • 238 resolved
  • 4 deceased

* The numbers in brackets are active cases and hospitalized cases in non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma. These cases are not counted as part of Algoma’s confirmed case count.  APH conducts contact tracing and monitoring of self-isolation for all cases within Algoma.

According to data on howsmyflattening.ca, a University of Toronto-led website which collects and analyzes data from Ontario's COVID-19 cases, 67 per cent of ICU beds in Algoma Public Health's jurisdiction are currently occupied.

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

Total confirmed cases by area of residence: 

  • 205 in Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • 48 in central and east Algoma
  • 17 in Elliot Lake and area
  • 3 in north Algoma

Algoma Public Health remains in Phase 1 of Ontario's 3 Phase Vaccine Distribution Program. As of yesterday at 11:25 a.m.:

  • 29,595 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (27,232 Algoma residents, which is 28.1 per cent of eligible residents 16+ or 23.8 per cent of all residents)
  • 24,869 people have received their first dose (This number represents 25.7 per cent of eligible residents 16+, and 21.7 per cent of all residents)
  • 2,363 Algoma residents have been fully immunized with first and second doses (This number represents 2.4 per cent of eligible residents 16+, and 2.1 per cent of all residents)

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

  • 2,167 cumulative positives
  • 1,761 cumulative recovered
  • 31 deaths
  • 3 cases currently hospitalized