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Public Health Sudbury reported 25 new COVID-19 cases for Oct. 19

Health unit said it is now monitoring 92 active COVID-19 cases across the Sudbury District
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for Oct. 19.

The health unit is also reporting there are now 92 active cases are being monitored.  

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 19 months ago, there have been 2,604 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,512 of those cases are now resolved. 

There are also 1,299 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern — an increase of 11 new cases in the past 24 hours. The details were outlined on the PHSD website. 

As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said 24 new cases were reported to have occurred in Greater Sudbury, and one new case was assigned to the Manitoulin district. 

With respect to the possible causes of new and recent cases, PHSD reported nine cases as outbreak associated, five cases related to close contact of confirmed cases, four cases with no known epidemiological link and seven more cases under investigation.  

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 914 total cases (An increase of 14).

The next highest number was 642 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of two).

The next highest group number was 621 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (An increase of seven).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 324 cases total (An increase of two). 

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

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 301,734 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 1,693 since the last report.     

With respect to new vaccinations, the health unit reported there are 263,411 total accumulated vaccines (first and second dose) given in the local jurisdiction. This also includes 121,649 of those who are fully vaccinated. 

The health unit has also reported several active 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. 18, there are five patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the hospital website. Two patients were in the intensive care unit.  In addition to this there were two admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said neither of those two 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 328 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported four new COVID-19 deaths.