Algoma Public Health reports new COVID case
Algoma Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District. (File)
SUDBURY -- Algoma Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District.
The person was tested Oct. 23, the health unit said, and the source of case No. 43 is unknown. The person is currently self-isolating.
"Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly," the health unit said Tuesday. "If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, you are not considered a close contact."
Since the pandemic began in March, 53,128 people have been tested for COVID in the health unit's coverage area. Of the 43 positive tests, three are active while the rest have been resolved. There have been no related deaths reported.
Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others, Public Health said in a news release.
"Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with," the release said. "Outside of home, practice physical distancing at all times by staying two metres away from other people. Limit non-essential trips outside of home and avoid non-essential travel to other regions of the province."