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33 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sudbury for Oct. 12

Public Health is now monitoring 73 active COVID-19 cases across the Sudbury District
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for Oct. 12. This also accounts for cases that might have been discovered over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

The health unit is also reporting there are 73 active cases being monitored.  

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 19 months ago, there have been 2,526 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,453 of those cases are now resolved.

There are also 1,253 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern — an increase of 24 new cases since Friday's report. The details were outlined on the PHSD website.

As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said 31 new cases were reported to have occurred in Greater Sudbury, and two new cases in the rural Sudbury district. 

With respect to the possible causes, PHSD reported five cases as outbreak related, 24 cases related to close contact of confirmed cases, and four new cases with no known epidemiological link.

PHSD also reported general demographics each day about the ages of people who are becoming infected. 

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 862 total cases (An increase of 15).

The next highest number was 635 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of 12).

The next highest group number was 608 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (An increase of eight).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 318 cases total (An increase of one). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 99 cases (No increase).

Three cases were listed as a decrease in the unspecified category. 

Note:  The numbers above might not correspond to other numbers being reported because the health unit does not report fresh numbers daily, as they happen. Some of the numbers are delayed.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, PHSD said there have been 298,464 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 1,723 since the last report.  

With respect to new vaccinations, the health unit reported there are 261,649 total accumulated vaccines given in the local jurisdiction. This also includes 120,713 of those who are fully vaccinated. 

The health unit has also reported several local outbreaks and several recent exposure risks. The details can be found on the daily COVID summary page

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of Oct. 12, there are two patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the hospital website. One patient was in the intensive care unit.  In addition to this there were seven admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said none of those seven patients being tested had been admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). 

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 390 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 0 new COVID-19 deaths.