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New case of COVID-19, reports Algoma Public Health

There are now four known COVID-19 cases in the Sault and area

Algoma Public Health is reporting another positive test for COVID-19 in the Sault.

The new case is number 404 since the pandemic began and was transmitted by close contact with another individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

"Close contact means the person acquired their infection through close contact with a known confirmed case.  For example, living together with a case, or spending more than 15 minutes with a case while less than 2 metres apart, are considered high risk close contact exposures," says the health unit.

The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is self-isolating.

This brings the total number of active positive cases in Algoma to four.

The health unit has notified all close contacts of this individual.