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One new COVID-related death, 75 new cases reported by APH

The number of hospitalizations in the region is down by two from Tuesday's update and the number of active cases is also down
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Algoma Public Health. File photo, Darren Taylor/SooToday

Algoma Public Health is reporting one new death related to COVID-19 in it's latest update.

The death brings the number of deaths in the region since the start of the pandemic to 21.

Hospitalizations in Algoma are down by two from Tuesday's update and there is also an additional hospitalization of an individual that is not from Algoma but temporarily in the region.

Wednesday's update from APH, which shows 75 new cases in Algoma, shows 636 active cases, down one from Tuesday.

A total of 309 additional tests were completed since Tuesday's update.

Note: As of Dec. 31, 2021, the province has limited COVID-19 PCR testing to the highest risk populations. Furthermore, some people with mild or asymptomatic infection may not seek testing. Algoma Public Health states that the numbers of confirmed cases are an underestimate of the actual number of people with COVID-19 in the Algoma region.