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

Four cases reported yesterday
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As of 2:45 p.m., Algoma Public Health hasn't reported any news cases of COVID-19.

However, four new cases were reported last night.

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated last night at 2:45 p.m.:

  • 137,272 tested
  • 358 confirmed 
  • 24 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: 

  • 280 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 11:55 a.m.:

  • 45,309 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (41,150 Algoma residents, which is 42.5 per cent of eligible residents 16+ or 36 per cent of all residents)
  • 36,991 people have received their first dose (This number represents 38.2 per cent of eligible residents 16+, and 32.3 per cent of all residents)
  • 4,159 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)