SUDBURY - Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) is reporting 13 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area. This is one more than the 12 new cases reported on Monday.
The new case count means there have been 477 confirmed cases in the local jurisdiction since COVID-19 case tracking began back in March of 2020.
PHSD has also reported there are now 86 active cases being monitored at this time.
This is an increase from the number of 77 active cases that were reported in the PHSD update on Monday. The health unit said it means 391 cases have been resolved since the pandemic case count began locally.
As for the geographic area PHSD also reports that of these new cases, all 13 cases were found to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury area.
With respect to the causes of those new cases, PHSD reports that 11 of the cases are linked to an outbreak. Two cases were close contact of a confirmed case. One case was listed with no known epidemiological link. While these numbers do not fully correspond to the number of new cases revealed today, the health unit does not specify what day the cause was determined or when new information is added to the daily update page.
At Health Sciences North, the daily hospital update page for today, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 revealed that there are nine confirmed COVID patients at the hospital, with none being assigned to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
There are an additional eight other admitted patients being investigated for the coronavirus. None of the eight is assigned to the ICU.
On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported there were 1958 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 43 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.