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Five new COVID cases reported in Algoma, potential low-risk exposure at Sault Tim Hortons

The five new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Algoma since the start of the pandemic to 234. There are currently 13 active cases

Algoma Public Health is reporting five new COVID-19 cases in the Algoma region, all of which are in the Sault Ste. Marie area.

APH is also advising of a potential low-risk exposure at the Tim Hortons on Great Northern Road in Sault Ste. Marie.

"APH is advising anyone who visited Tim Hortons in Sault Ste. Marie, located at the corner of Great Northern Road and Third Line (628 Third Line E), either through walk-in or drive-thru on the following dates and times, of a potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19," an APH release said.

The dates included March 25 and 26 between 5:30 a.m. and noon.

Anyone who visited the Tim Hortons location is asked to:

  • Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from potential exposure
  • Self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop
  • Seek testing if symptoms occur

Among the new cases, all tested on April 1, each case falls under the exposure category of close contact.

Close contact means the individual had close contact with a known confirmed case.

All five individuals are currently self-isolating.

Regions in Algoma that have reported COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days include:

  • Central and east Algoma
  • Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • Elliot Lake and area

There are currently 13 active cases in the Algoma region and no hospitalizations.