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

Three new cases reported last night
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As of 2:45 p.m., Algoma Public Health hasn't reported any news cases of COVID-19.

However, three new cases were reported last night.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated today at 1:41 p.m.:

  • 137,272 tested
  • 354 confirmed 
  • 20 active cases
  • 2 (2)* currently hospitalized
  • 334 resolved
  • 4 deceased
  • 74 cases screened positive for variants of concern

According to data on howsmyflattening.ca, a University of Toronto-led website which collects and analyzes data from Ontario's COVID-19 cases, 52 per cent of ICU beds in Algoma Public Health's jurisdiction are currently occupied, three of which are COVID patients.

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

Total confirmed cases by area of residence: 

  • 276 in Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • 50 in central and east Algoma
  • 24 in Elliot Lake and area
  • 4 in north Algoma

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

  • 2,440 cumulative positives
  • 2,186 cumulative recovered
  • 33 deaths
  • 3 cases currently hospitalized

Algoma Public Health is continuing in phase one and is expanding into phase two of of Ontario's 3 Phase Vaccine Distribution Program. As of today at 9:54 a.m.:

  • 44,988 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (40,847 Algoma residents, which is 42.2 per cent of eligible residents 16+ or 35.7 per cent of all residents)
  • 36,706 people have received their first dose (This number represents 37.9 per cent of eligible residents 16+, and 32.1 per cent of all residents)
  • 4,141 Algoma residents have been fully immunized with first and second doses (This number represents 4.3 per cent of eligible residents 16+, and 3.6 per cent of all residents)