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COVID-19: Here’s the situation in the Sault today News

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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)
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