Five new COVID cases reported in the Sudbury area
Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported five new COVID-19 cases Tuesday afternoon. (File)
SUDBURY -- Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported five new COVID-19 cases Tuesday afternoon.
Four of the cases are in Greater Sudbury, while one is in the Sudbury district. There have now been 224 cases in the health unit's coverage area since the pandemic began. And there are now 14 active cases, an increase of four since Monday.
The source of infection for the five new cases is not known, Public health said. Three of the five are men, one is a woman and no gender was released for the fifth. No age ranges for the people infected was released.
"Data on sex and age groups are listed as unspecified until there are sufficient numbers to allow them to be assigned to the appropriate categories," the health unit said. "This ensures that individual cases cannot be identified. Sex is not specified for cases aged 19 years and under."
The five COVID cases comes on the day the health unit announced outbreaks at Extendicare Falconbridge and Extendicare York. One staff member at each of the long-term care homes tested positive, prompting the outbreak.
More information, including how to get tested and keep yourself safe, can be found on Public Health's website.