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COVID-19 in Algoma: By the numbers

No deaths reported since February, no international travel-related cases reported since March
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According to data compiled by the province, the majority of cases reported in the Algoma region have been linked to close contact with another positive case.

The data also suggests that no new cases have been linked to international travel since March 17, 2021.

The data on the website shows both the age and gender of all confirmed cases in the province, providing additional details on positive cases in the region that are not shared publicly by Algoma Public Health.  

Back in SooToday's November data update, when there were only 56 confirmed cases of the virus in the region, 31 females and 25 males had tested positive for the virus, and a majority of the cases were in the 20-29 and 60-69 age groups.

In our March update, the data indicated that 74 females and 54 males tested positive for the virus at that time. The majority of the cases were again divided between the 20-29 age group and the 60-69 age group.

In our April update, the data indicated a majority of cases were in the 20-29 age group and the 30-39 age group. There were 59 cases are in the 20-29 age group (32 female, 27 male) in April, and a month later, the number of cases in that age range is sitting at 82 (40 female, 40 male, two gender unspecified).

Here's how the data breaks down today by age and gender for Algoma's positive cases of COVID-19 since March 16, 2020:

  • A total of 193 females, 164 males, and five gender unspecified have tested positive for the virus. 
  • 85 cases are in the 20-29 age group (41 female, 42 male, two gender unspecified)
  • 54 cases are in the 30-39 age group (28 female, 25 male, one unspecified)
  • 49 cases are the 40-49 age group (30 female, 19 male)
  • 47 cases are the 60-69 age group (22 female, 25 male)
  • 47 cases are in the under 20 age group (29 female, 18 male)
  • 48 cases are the 50-59 age group (27 female, 19 male, two unspecified)
  • 23 cases are the 70-79 age group (13 female, 10 male)
  • Seven cases are the 80-89 age group (Four female, three male)
  • Two cases are in the 90-99 age group (One female, one male)

Outcomes have been:

  • Four deaths
    • Two males and one female in the 70-79 age group, and one male in the 20-29 age group
    • Two of the deaths were outbreak-related, and two have 'no known epidemiological link'
  • 333 resolved 
  • 25 not resolved, or currently active

No deaths have been reported since February.

In terms of transmission, of all 362 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region:

  • 201 are close contact with a confirmed case
  • 71 have no known epidemiological link
  • 67 are outbreak-associated
  • 14 cases are travel-related
  • Seven are missing information or unknown

Variants of concern have been reported in all regions within Algoma.

To date, the largest increase in cases was the week of Dec. 28, when 34 cases were reported.

* Editor's note: Ontario's public health data set shows daily reported data from public health units on confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the province. The province has recorded 362 cases, while Algoma Public Health has only released 361.