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Death total rises by one, active COVID case count up slightly: APH

There have been 18 COVID-related deaths in 2022, and 38 since the start of the pandemic in Algoma
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The number of deaths related to COVID-19 rose by one on Wednesday in the latest update from Algoma Public Health.

In addition to the two new deaths reported on Tuesday, the total number of COVID-related deaths in Algoma has reached 38, 18 of which have occurred in 2022.

AS per APH policy, further details on the death were not released.

The number of active COVID cases in the region stands at 398, up by six from Tuesday's report. There is also one additional active case in the region that is a non-Algoma resident who is temporarily in the region.

The number of confirmed cases in Algoma rose by 52 to a total of 5,609. Of the confirmed cases in the region, 3,405 have occurred in 2022.

The number of resolved cases also rose in Wednesday's report. At 5,211, the number of resolved cases is up by 46.

The number of completed tests rose by 319 to 242,096.

Note: As of Dec. 31, 2021, the province has limited COVID-19 PCR testing to the highest risk populations. Furthermore, some people with mild or asymptomatic infection may not seek testing. Algoma Public Health states that the numbers of confirmed cases are an underestimate of the actual number of people with COVID-19 in the Algoma region.

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