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Hospitalizations, active cases increase in Tuesday update: APH

Currently 319 active cases, 30 hospitalizations in the region
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Algoma Public Health. Darren Taylor/SooToday

The latest numbers from APH show an increase in hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 from Monday's update, jumping by seven to 30 on Tuesday. 

The number of patients admitted for COVID-related reasons increased to seven, up five from Monday's report.

Additionally, the number of ICU patients with confirmed COVID-19 is up from four to eight and the number of ICU patients admitted for COVID-related reasons increased from one to five.

The active case count stands at 319, which is an increase of 28.

APH is reporting 29 new cases in the region on Tuesday, bringing the total to 5,638 in 2022 and 7,842 overall since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of resolved cases is up by one to a total of 7,523.

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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