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Eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Algoma is a woman in her 20s

She is self-isolating at home
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Algoma Public Health reports that the eighth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the district.

The health unit says the person is a woman in her 20s who was exposed to the virus through close contact with an infected person.

She is self-isolating at home.

The province is reporting 375 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the provincial total up to 3,630 positive test results.

The death toll reported by the province is nearing 100 now with 94 deaths attributed to COVID-19, although provincial numbers have been below those reported by regional health units.

There are 506 patients in Ontario hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 196 are in an intensive care unit and of those 152 are on ventilators. The province is reporting there have been 1,219 recoveries.

In the provincial list of cases 32.8 per cent are 60 years of age or older. Of all the cases 21.3 per cent travelled in the 14 days prior to becoming ill, and 12.5 per cent had close contact with a confirmed case. Approximately 18 per cent of cases had neither travel nor close contact history, and in 48.4 per cent of the cases exposure information is still under investigation.

There are now 36 outbreaks reported in long-term care homes in Ontario.


- With files from Erika Engel, CollingwoodToday