With a new week and a new month beginning, The Sudbury health unit reported that there are 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the area.
It is the highest daily case count in the district since the pandemic began.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) said there are now 85 cases being actively monitored, an upward change from the 53 cases being monitored on Sunday. Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, there have been 667 total COVID-19 cases reported to the Sudbury health unit.
PHSD said 582 of those cases have been resolved locally.
With respect to where the new cases occurred, the PHSD daily update page reported that 31 cases were found to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury Area with one new case added to the wider rural area of Sudbury district.
In terms of possible causes of the new cases, PHSD reported 26 of the new cases listed as information pending or missing. Five cases were listed as being linked to an outbreak and one was listed as a close contact of a confirmed case.
At Sudbury's Health Sciences North, there are three patients in the hospital confirmed with COVID-19 for today March 1, 2021. Also, according to the HSN daily update web page, none of the three patients is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There are three additional admitted patients currently being investigated for COVID-19 at this time. One of those patients is in the ICU.
On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported there were 1,023 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported six new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.