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APH reporting three new COVID cases, potential low-risk exposure at two Sault Ste. Marie sites

As of Sunday evening, there were 20 active cases in the region
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Algoma Public Health is reporting three new COVID-19 cases in the Algoma region, all in the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Additionally, APH is reporting potential low-risk exposure at two locations in Sault Ste. Marie.

The sites include Pino's grocery store and the Senior's Centre downtown.

The low-risk exposure at Pino's occurred on March 29, 30, 31, and April 1 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. while the exposure at the Senior's Centre occurred on the same four days between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Anyone who visited either site during the above-mentioned timed are asked to:

  • Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from potential exposure
  • Self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop
  • Seek testing if symptoms occur

The three new cases bring the total number of COVID cases in the Algoma region since the start of the pandemic to 241.

Case No. 239, tested on April 3, falls under the exposure category of unknown, meaning the individual did not have any recent international travel or close contact with a known confirmed case.

The other two cases, which are individuals tested on April 4, fall under the exposure category of close contact, meaning they were infected through close contact with a known confirmed case.

All three individuals are currently self-isolating.

The new cases bring the number of active cases in the region to 20 as of 7 p.m. Sunday.