Current number of active COVID-19 cases in northeastern Ontario
As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, CTV News Northern Ontario is continuing to keep track of the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the northeast region. Check back often for daily updates on the number of new, active and resolved cases.
There are 706 active cases of COVID-19 in northeastern Ontario as of Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
Novel coronavirus infections are reported by public health agencies for residents that live within the districts. The number of active cases comes from the total confirmed positive less cases that have been resolved, including deaths. In northeastern Ontario, there are five health units and here is the change in the number of cases since last updated:
Algoma Public Health - 12 new cases Wednesday, 1 death
Porcupine Health Unit - No new cases Wednesday
Timiskaming Health Unit - 4 new cases Wednesday
Several COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared in the Sudbury area, including one announced Wednesday at Klassic Underground. A current list of outbreaks can be found here.
There are also several COVID-19 outbreaks in the Algoma District, including two announced Wednesday: one at St. Mary’s College and the second at St. Francis French Immersion Catholic School. A current list can be found here.
The outbreak list for the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit can be found here.
The Timiskaming Health Unit outbreak list can be accessed here.
In northeastern Ontario, as of Wednesday at 6 p.m., there are 20 patients with COVID-19 at Health Sciences North, seven in the intensive care unit (ICU), and six other people have been tested and are awaiting their results.
There are also six hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in the Algoma area, one COVID-related hospitalization in the North Bay Parry Sound area and one in the Timiskaming District. Information on hospitalizations in the Cochrane District has not been made available.
Health units in Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury have reimposed restrictions to try and get case counts under control. Public Health Sudbury & Districts and Algoma Public Health have tightened restrictions in their areaa in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.