Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reports 42 new cases of COVID-19 for today, Oct. 21.
PHSD also said there are now 133 active cases being monitored by public health officials.
Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases, there have been 2,655 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,613 of those cases have now been resolved.
With respect to where the newest COVID-19 cases might have occurred, the PHSD daily update page reported that 40 cases were found in the Greater Sudbury area, and two were found in the Sudbury District.
In terms of possible causes of the new and recent cases, PHSD reported 23 cases are associated with an outbreak, four cases are close contact of a confirmed case, and two cases have unknown exposure. Thirteen cases are under investigation.
There are also 1,353 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern, an increase of 32 cases. The details were outlined on the PHSD website.
PHSD also reports general demographics each day about the people who are becoming infected.
Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 950 total cases (an increase of 30).
The next highest group number was 631 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (an increase of nine).
The next highest number was 645 cases for the 19 and under age group (and increase of one).
Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 326 cases total (an increase of two), and people aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 99 cases (no increase).
There were also no cases reported in the "unspecified category".
The numbers above may not completely correspond with the daily case count because PHSD does not always report changes on the day they occur.
With respect to COVID-19 testing, 302,480 tests have been performed in the PHSD region as of Oct. 21, an increase of 583 since the last PHSD test report.
As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a total of 264,329 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area as of Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. Of those, 140,220 people have received their first dose, while 122,239 are fully vaccinated. In terms of wasted doses, PHSD reports 474 doses wasted, or 0.18 per cent of the total. Public Health Sudbury has received 267,430 total doses as of Oct. 21.
PHSD is reporting five active outbreaks in the area: Overtime Sports Bar (declared Oct. 19), Sudbury Jail (declared Oct. 15), Peddler’s Pub (declared Oct. 12), Memorial Park (declared Oct. 12) and Lot 88 Steakhouse (declared Oct. 6).
Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of Oct. 21, there are four patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital. As reported on the HSN website, this includes three COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In addition, there are nine cases currently under investigation, but none in the ICU.
On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 413 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province.