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Public Health Sudbury reports nine new COVID-19 cases and one new outbreak for Sept. 15

There are now 52 active cases being monitored by local health officials in the Sudbury District along with one new COVID-19 outbreak
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for Sept. 15. There is also one new outbreak in the city. 

The health unit is also reporting there are now 52 active cases being monitored.   

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 18 months ago, there have been 2,354 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,302 of those cases are now resolved. 

There are also 1,119 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern. This is an increase of two cases since the last testing was reported on Tuesday. The details were outlined on the PHSD website

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

With respect to the possible causes of recent cases, PHSD reported there was one new case said to be close contact of a confirmed case, one new case associated with outbreak and seven cases under investigation. 

PHSD also reported 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 791 total cases (An increase of four).

The next highest group number was 578 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (An increase of two).

The next highest number was 573 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of four).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 310 cases total (An increase of one). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 98 cases (No increase).

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, 286,179 tests have been performed in the PHSD region; an increase of 364. With respect to new vaccinations, the health unit reported there are 251,568 total accumulated vaccines given in the local jurisdiction. This also includes 115,625 of those who are fully vaccinated.

The health unit webpage has also reported there is a COVID-19 outbreak at R.L. Beattie Public School in Sudbury.   

PHSD also listed several recent exposure risks. The details can be found on the daily COVID summary page. 

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of Sept. 15, there was one patient with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, and that person was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the HSN website said.  In addition to this there were eight admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said that none of the patients being tested has been admitted to the ICU. 

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 593 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported four new COVID-19 deaths. On Labour Day, Public Health Ontario reported there were 581 new cases and two new deaths.