As of 2:45 p.m., Algoma Public Health has not reported any new cases of COVID-19.
However, six new cases were reported in the Algoma area over the weekend.
The health unit also reported two COVID-related deaths.
Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers from Algoma Public Health, updated at 1:58 p.m.:
- 143,371 tested
- 391 confirmed
- 20 active cases
- 3 (3)* currently hospitalized
- 371 resolved
- 6 deceased
- 97 cases screened positive for variants of concern
Algoma Public Health is reporting that recent results from additional laboratory testing have detected the following VOCs in Algoma:
- B.1.1.7, first detected in the UK
- P.1, first detected in Brazil
Currently, there is one active outbreak at the Ontario Finnish Resthome.
According to data on howsmyflattening.ca, a University of Toronto-led website which collects and analyzes data from Ontario’s COVID-19 cases, 62 per cent of ICU beds in Algoma Public Health’s jurisdiction are currently occupied, one of which is a COVID-19 patient.
The data also describes the community risk level for COVID-19 in our region as ‘low.’
Total confirmed cases by area of residence:
- 308 in Sault Ste. Marie and area
- 51 in central and east Algoma
- 28 in Elliot Lake and area
- 4 in north Algoma
Comparatively, in Chippewa County, which covers Sault Ste. Marie Mich. and surrounding area, the COVID-19 data as of Wednesday states:
- 2,473 cumulative positives
- 2,337 cumulative recovered
- 33 deaths
- 0 cases currently hospitalized
Algoma Public Health is continuing in phase two of Ontario’s 3 Phase Vaccine Distribution Program. As of today at 11:40 a.m.:
- 57,911 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered
- 45,917 people have received their first dose only (2.9 per cent of youth 12-17 have received at least one dose)
- 5,997 people are fully vaccinated (5.9 per cent of eligible population)
- 51,914 people have received at least one dose (45.4 per cent of the population or 51.1 per cent of the eligible population)