As of 2:45 p.m., Algoma Public Health has not reported any new cases of COVID-19.
However, the health unit did report two new cases yesterday, and confirmed the presence of the Delta variant of concern in our region.
Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 2:05 p.m. yesterday:
- 147,962 tested
- 396 confirmed
- 6 (1)* active cases (One from out of the region)
- 2 (2)* currently hospitalized (Two from out of the region)
- 390 resolved
- 6 deceased
- 106 cases screened positive for variants of concern
Algoma Public Health is reporting that recent results from additional laboratory testing have detected the following VOCs 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
According to data on howsmyflattening.ca, a University of Toronto-led website which collects and analyzes data from Ontario's COVID-19 cases, 48 per cent of ICU beds in Algoma Public Health's jurisdiction are currently occupied, two of which are COVID patients.
The data also describes the community risk level for COVID-19 in our region as 'very low.'
Total confirmed cases by area of residence:
- 310 in Sault Ste. Marie and area
- 51 in central and east Algoma
- 31 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 Wednesday states:
- 2,500 cumulative positives
- 2,416 cumulative recovered
- 33 deaths
- 0 cases currently hospitalized
Here's the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations in Algoma:
Algoma Public Health is continuing in phase two of Ontario's 3 Phase Vaccine Distribution Program. As of 9:40 a.m.:
- 80,314 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered
- 57,544 people have received their first dose only (38.1 per cent of youth 12-17 have received at least one dose and 70 per cent of the adult population (18+) have received at least one dose)
- 11,387 people are fully vaccinated (11.2 per cent of eligible population)
- 68,931 people have received at least one dose (60.2 per cent of the population or 67.9 per cent of the eligible population 12+)