The Sudbury health unit reported Tuesday that there are 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the area.
This is a dramatic jump from Monday's report which had zero new cases.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) said there are now 27 cases being actively monitored, an upward change from the 21 cases being monitored on Monday. Since the pandemic was declared almost a year ago, there have been 594 total COVID-19 cases reported to the Sudbury health unit, with 567 of those cases being resolved locally.
With respect to where the new cases occurred,the PHSD daily update page reported that 11 cases were found to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury Area.
In terms of possible causes of the new cases, PHSD reported 10 cases had information pending or missing. PHSD also reported one new case as a close contract of a confirmed case and one new case that was travel related.
These numbers do not correspond with the new case count because the health unit does not report the days and dates when specific causes are determined.
At Sudbury's Health Sciences North hospital, there are six patients confirmed with COVID-19 for today February 23, 2021. According to the HSN daily update web page, two of those six patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
There are nine additional admitted patients currently being investigated for COVID-19 at this time. One of those nine is in the ICU.
On the provincial COVID-19 report today, the Ontario government daily website reported there were 975 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 12 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.