The Sudbury health unit reported Tuesday that there are six new cases of COVID-19 in the area, thus putting Sudbury at the 600 total case count.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) said there are now 28 cases being actively monitored, an slight upward change from the 27 cases being monitored on Tuesday.
Since the pandemic was declared back in March 2020, there have been 600 total COVID-19 cases reported to the Sudbury health unit. PHSD said 572 of those cases have been resolved locally.
With respect to where the new cases occurred, the PHSD daily update page reported that five 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 six new cases of close contacts of confirmed cases.
At Sudbury's Health Sciences North hospital, there are five patients confirmed with COVID-19 for today Feb. 24. According to the HSN daily update web page, one of those five patients is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There are eight additional admitted patients currently being investigated for COVID-19 at this time. Two of them are in the ICU.
On the provincial COVID-19 report today, the Ontario government daily website reported there were 1,054 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported nine new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.