SUDBURY -- The last remaining active case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit service area has been resolved, leaving 19 cases in the northeast region. All are within the Sudbury District.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts recorded one new positive case of COVID-19 on Saturday but has also reported a number of resolved cases last week. So far, a total of 73 cases have been resolved in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, including 2 deaths.

In the Porcupine Health Unit service area, all of the previous 72 positive cases were resolved as of Aug. 10, including eight deaths.

All of the 19 positive cases within the Timiskaming District have been resolved as of August 5. There have not been any COVID-related deaths reported by the Timiskaming Health Unit.

The Algoma District currently has zero active cases. All of the previous 27 positive COVID-19 cases in the Algoma District were resolved as of July 26 and there have been no COVID-related deaths in this district. 

There are zero active cases in the North Bay-Parry Sound Districts. Since the pandemic began, there have been 37 positive cases confirmed in this region with one COVID-related death. The last positive case was on July 3.

The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in northeastern Ontario has reached 247 as of Aug. 8, with 228 resolved cases and 11 deaths.

Below are the details from the five public health agencies in the northeast: Public Health Sudbury & Districts, Porcupine Health Unit, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, Algoma Public Health, and Timiskaming Health Unit.

The statistics are updated here daily, so check back often for the latest in the region.

11 COVID-19 related deaths in the northeast

Northeastern Ontario's first COVID-19-related death was announced the evening of April 2. Read about it here.

Two more deaths were announced by Porcupine health officials the evening of April 3. Read more about it here.

The fourth death related to COVID-19 was announced by the Porcupine Health Unit the evening of April 19. Read more about it here.

A man in his 80s is the fifth death attributed to COVID-19 and is the fourth in the Porcupine Health Unit. Read more about it here.

A resident at St. Joseph's Villa, a woman in her 80s, is the second person in the Sudbury District to die from COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths related to the novel coronavirus in northern Ontario to six as of May 1. Read more about it here.

The seventh COVID-19-related death in northern Ontario happened May 7. Officials with Porcupine Health Unit say a Timmins man in his 70s is the fifth death in its service area. Read more about it here.

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit announced its first death related to COVID-19 Friday morning. A woman in her 50s from the Parry Sound District has died, marking the eight novel coronavirus-related death in northeastern Ontario. Read more about it here.

A sixth person has died in the Porcupine Health Unit service area, marking the ninth COVID-19-related death in the northeast region. A woman in her 60s has died after testing positive on April 13 and being admitted to hospital. Read more about it here.

The Porcupine Health Unit has recorded its seventh death from COVID-19 after a woman in her 70s was admitted to hospital and later died due to complications related to the virus. The woman tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21. Public health officials say this case was related to the outbreak at the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), which was declared over as of May 11. Read more about it here.

A Timmins woman in her 90s is the eighth COVID-related death in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) service area and the eleventh person within northeastern Ontario to die after testing positive for the virus. She was exposed during an outbreak at Timmins and District Hospital and was admitted on April 20. With her death, there are no active cases of COVID-19 left in the PHU area. Read more about it here.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers and how many tests are still pending

Within northeastern Ontario, there are five public health units. Each is keeping track of the number of tests that have been administered, deaths, positive cases, resolved cases, negative results, and tests pending.
 

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has 19 active cases as of Aug. 8.

Updates available daily by noon for the previous day's numbers. (Data as of Aug.8 at 5 p.m.)

Confirmed positive

92

Deaths

2

Total tests

24,893

Resolved Cases

* Includes deaths

73

 

MARCH 30 - The 11th confirmed case of COVID-19 is a woman in her 30s in Greater Sudbury according to Public Health Sudbury & Districts Monday night. She is a close contact of a previous confirmed case and is in self-isolation. She was tested on March 28.

MARCH 31 - Sudbury's 12th confirmed case of COVID-19 is a woman in her 60s that has had some domestic travel and is considered a close contact to another confirmed case. Public health officials say she is self-isolating.

APRIL 1 - The 13th confirmed COVID-19 case in the Greater Sudbury area has been announced late Wednesday morning. Health officials say the woman is in her 50s and has been hospitalized. Health officials have determined that she is a close contact of another confirmed case.

APRIL 2 - Five new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by public health Thursday, including death. Officials say one of the cases is evidence of community spread, as the Greater Sudbury man in his 50s is not a close contact of a previous case or has any travel history. He has been hospitalized. The 15th case is a person under 19 from Greater Sudbury who has had close contact with another confirmed case and is in self-isolation, while the 16th confirmed case is a man in his 60s from the Sudbury District who has recently travelled internationally. He is also self-isolating. Sudbury and Districts' patient Number 17 is a man in his 50s from Greater Sudbury, is a close contact of a confirmed case and has a history of recent international travel. He is in self-isolation. The 18th confirmed case of the novel coronavirus located in Greater Sudbury has died. The man was in his 70's and was exposed during international travel.

APRIL 3 - Seven new positive cases confirmed. Click here for more details.

APRIL 4 - A woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from international travel and has been hospitalized. 

APRIL 9 - Two new cases have been confirmed by Sudbury health officials at noon on Thursday. Both are from Greater Sudbury, one is a man in his 40s and the other is a woman in her 20s. Both are self-isolating. Public health says the woman has an exposure risk due to being a close contact of another case as well as recent international travel, while the man's exposure is unknown.

APRIL 10 - A woman in her 60s has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from international travel and is now in self-isolation.

APRIL 11 - A man in his 70s from Greater Sudbury is the city's 30th positive case if COVID-19. He was exposed during international travel and is self-isolating.

APRIL 12 - Six new cases have been confirmed Sunday. A woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from international travel and is now in self-isolation. A female in her 50s is self-isolating with unknown exposure. A female under the age of 19 is self-isolating after being exposed through a known confirmed case. Two males in their 20s are self-isolating, one has been exposed by another confirmed case and the other's exposure is still unknown. A male in his 50s was a close contact of a confirmed case and is now self-isolating.

APRIL 14 - Two women from the Greater Sudbury area have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating. One woman is in her 70s and is a close contact of another confirmed case and has an international travel history. The other woman is in her 60s and health officials are still trying to determine her point of exposure.

APRIL 15 - A Greater Sudbury man in his 20s has tested positive for COVID19 and is self-isolating. He was exposed by being a close contact of another confirmed case.

APRIL 16 - Two more people from Greater Sudbury in their 20s have tested positive for COVID-19, are self-isolating and are close contacts of other confirmed cases. One is female and the other is male.

APRIL 20 - Two new cases were confirmed on Monday in the Sudbury area. A woman from Greater Sudbury in her 30s is self-isolating after testing positive. Health officials say she was exposed through contact with another confirmed case. A Greater Sudbury man in his 20s has tested positive Monday evening after being exposed to another confirmed case. He is self-isolating.

APRIL 21 - Public health officials in Sudbury say its 45th case of COVID-19 has been resolved. It concerns a woman from Greater Sudbury in her 50s who was tested on April 12 and had no travel history or contact with another confirmed case.

"At the time of reporting, the case was deemed resolved according to current public health criteria which in most situations means 14 full days since the onset of symptoms. Due to unique circumstances, the reporting on the final results of the test was prolonged. The individual maintained self-isolation until she was resolved," said Public Health Sudbury & Districts in a statement to CTV News.

A second new case was confirmed Tuesday evening as a resident of St. Joseph's Villa. The woman is in her 80s and is reportedly "doing well and has no symptoms" according to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. The woman is in self-isolation within the facility.

APRIL 22 - A Greater Sudbury woman in her 20s has been confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus after being tested on Monday. She is reportedly in self-isolation and was exposed through close contact with another confirmed case.

APRIL 23 - Two new cases have been confirmed on Thursday in the Greater Sudbury area. A woman in her 50s and a woman in her 20s have both tested positive after exposure through contact with a known case. Both women are self-isolated.

APRIL 24 - HSN has admitted 3 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of these patients are in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. The hospital has also announced they have admitted 15 patients who are currently under investigation for COVID-19.  Of those patients under investigation, four of them are in the ICU.

APRIL 26 - A male resident at Sudbury's Pioneer Manor has tested positive for the novel coronavirus triggering the declaration of an outbreak at the long-term care facility. The man is in his 70s. "The resident is no longer experiencing symptoms and is doing well. He is on isolation in a private room. All other residents in this area were put on isolation and staff caring for them are not performing work outside of this area," said Aaron Archibald, Director of Long-Term Care Services at Pioneer Manor.

APRIL 27 - Six more people at Pioneer Manor have tested positive for COVID-19 since an outbreak was declared on Sunday. Two more residents, a man and a woman, as well as four staff members at the long-term care facility have been confirmed to have the virus and are said to be asymptomatic. The residents who have tested positive are on isolation in private rooms and are being cared for by a dedicated team who wears full protective gear for all interaction. The employees who have the virus are at home in self-isolation. Following proactive testing of all residents and staff last week, officials say just under 20 per cent of the resutls are still outstanding, which could mean more positive cases.

APRIL 28 - A Greater Sudbury woman in her 20s has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. Community spread is likely as she has not had any contact with a known case and has not travelled recently.

APRIL 30 - Sudbury's second death related to COVID-19 was announced Friday afternoon, a long-term care home resident. The individual, a woman in her 80s, tested positive on April 21 for COVID-19 as part of the outbreak declared at St. Joseph’s Villa. Out of respect during this difficult time, no further details will be provided.

May 2 - Sudbury's latest case of COVID-19 is a woman in her 50s and an employee of the long-term care home. The woman was tested on April 28 as part of the province's targeted surveillance of long-term care facilities in Ontario, however, it is not known how she contracted the virus. Public Health Sudbury and Districts is reporting the investigation confirmed no recent travel and that the woman has had no contact with a known case.

MAY 8 - A female resident in her 70s at Wikwemikong Nursing Home on Manitoulin Island has has been confirmed positive for COVID-19 after being tested May 5 as part of the provincial surveillance testing at all Ontario long-term care homes. Her point of exposure is unknown as she has not travelled or been in contact with another known case.

MAY 10 - A female employee in her 30s at Finlandia Village Nursing Home in Sudbury has been confirmed positive for the virus after being tested May 6 as part of the provincial surveillance testing at all Ontario long-term care homes. Her point of exposure is unknown as she has not travelled or been in contact with another known case. An outbreak at the facility has been declared as per the Ministry of Health.

MAY 14 - Three more positive COVID-19 results have triggered outbreak declarations at two more long-term care facilities. An employee at Manitoulin Lodge, a woman in her 50s, is self-isolating after being confirmed to have the virus. Also, an employee under the age of 19 and a female resident in her 70s at Greater Sudbury's Elizabeth Centre have also tested positive. All three were tested as part of the ongoing province-wide surveillance testing.

MAY 26 - All 64 positive COVID-19 cases within the boundaries of Public Health Sudbury & Districts have been resolved, so as of Monday afternoon, there are currently no active cases.

JUNE 18 - After over a month since the last new case of COVID-19 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, two people in their 20s from Greater Sudbury have been confirmed positive. They were both tested June 17 and their point of exposure is unknown. The man and woman affected are in self-isolation.

JUNE 22 - A Greater Sudbury man in his 60s has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. His exposure is not linked to any travel or contact with another confirmed case. He is self-isolating.

JULY 20 - A person under 20-years-old from Greater Sudbury has tested positive for COVID-19 and is the first active case since July 4. Public health officials say the exposure is travel-related and the person is self-isolating.

JULY 23 - A woman in her 30s from Greater Sudbury was tested for COVID-19 on July 21 and has been confirmed positive. This marks the second new case this week. Health officials said she has had no contact with known case and no travel history, indicating possible community spread. She is self-isolating. Health officials said she is an employee at Extendicare Falconbridge.

JULY 24 - A person under age 20 in Greater Sudbury has been confirmed positive for COVID-19 after being tested July 22. Health officials said they are a close contact of another travel-related case. They are self-isolating.

JULY 25 - Officials with Public Health Sudbury and Districts confirmed the 71st case of the novel coronavirus Saturday evening. It is a Greater Sudbury woman in her 50s, who is an employee at Extendicare Falconbridge. As a result, officials have been forced to declare an outbreak at the facility. It is believed that she contracted the disease through contact with someone who also tested positive with no known travel history or contact with another confirmed case. She is now in self-isolation. 

JULY 27 - Eight new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Greater Sudbury, bringing the number of new cases to 13 in the last seven days. This marks the first spike in newly confirmed cases since loosening the restrictions put in place after the pandemic was declared. All but one of the new cases are in people under 20-years-old, with one being a male in his 30s. One of the cases is travel-related, while the others were exposed through close contact of a travel-related case.

JULY 29 - Health officials have confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury Wednesday night. Of those, six are age 19 and under, a man in his 20s, a man and woman in their 40s, and a woman in her 60s. Becuase one of the positive cases involves an employee at Pioneer Manor, an outbreak has been declared at the long-term care facility. Two of the cases are connected to a known travel-related case, while seven have no known travel or contact with another confirmed case, which points to community spread. The last case is due to contact with a person with "unknown exposure." Also on Wednesday, one of the previously reported positive cases of COVID-19 has been resolved. Twenty-one active cases remain in the city.

AUGUST 5 -  Health officials reported Sudbury's 90th positive case of COVID-10 on Wednesday.  A man in his 70s with no known exposure was tested on Aug. 3 and is now self-isolating. He is from the Sudbury District.

AUGUST 7 - A Greater Sudbury man in his 30s has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in self-isolation.  His exposure category is unknown and the investigation is on-going.

AUGUST 8 - A Greater Sudbury woman in her 20s with no known travel or contact with another confirmed case has been confirmed to have COVID-19. She is self-isolating. This marks the 92nd positive case in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts.
 

Because the threat of community spread remains, non-essential in-person gatherings of any size should be limited, even thought up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors are allowed.

 

Porcupine Health Unit has zero active cases as of Aug. 10. 

(Data as of Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.)

Confirmed positive

72

Deaths

8

Total tests

13,926

Resolved cases *

Doesn't include deaths

64


MARCH 30 -Two more positive cases were announced Monday night. Both are female, one is in her 60s, the other in her 30s. The women are both close contacts of previously confirmed cases, and the woman in her 30s also has recently travelled internationally. Both are self-isolating.

MARCH 31 - Six new positive cases have been confirmed Tuesday night. Two of the cases are from the Timmins area and are women in their 60s and 70s. They have been admitted to hospital. The other four cases, include two boys under 10-year-old, are close contacts of confirmed cases and are from the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Smooth Rock Falls. Included in this group is a woman in her 30s and a man in his 40s. All are self-isolating.

APRIL 1 - Three more positive cases were confirmed by the Porcupine Health Unit just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Patients 19 and 20 are a man and a woman in their 60s in the Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls area. They are both close contacts of a confirmed case and are in self-isolation. The 21st confirmed case of COVID-19 is a Timmins man in his 60s. Health officials are still determining the point of exposure in his case.

APRIL 2- Two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been announced in the Timmins area. Both are men that have been admitted to hospital, one is in his 60's and the other in his 80s. An investigation into their point of exposure is underway. The health unit's 24th positive case has been announced at the daily meeting in Timmins. On Friday, health officials say the woman is in her 50s and has been admitted to hospital. She is from the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Smooth Rock Falls, was tested on March 31. An investigation into her exposure is ongoing.

APRIL 3 - Four more cases confirmed by Porcupine Health Unit, including information on the 24th COVID-19 positive patient. They are all from the Timmins area, are in self-isolation, and include two women, one in her 50's and the other in her 30s, and two men, both in their 60s. Two deaths were announced, one in the Timmins area and the other in Cochrane.

APRIL 4 - A man in his 30s is in self-isolation after April 1 test confirmed he is COVID-19 positive. An investigation related to this case is ongoing.

APRIL 6 - A Timmins woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19. She is a close contact of another confirmed case and is reportedly in hospital outside of the region.

APRIL 7 - A Timmins woman in her 40s has tested positive after being a close contact of another confirmed case of COVID-19. She is in self-isolation.

APRIL 9 - Three new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Timmins area. Two women in their 50s are in self-isolation and a man in his 80s has been hospitalized. One of the women contracted the virus through community exposure, while the other two new cases are close contacts of other confirmed positive cases.

APRIL 10 - Three new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the region. A female in her 30's and a male in his 60s are both in self isolation. Both were close contacts of another confirmed case. Another confirmed case is a woman in her 60s who has been admitted to hospital after contracting the virus as a close contact of another case. 

APRIL 11 - Two new positive cases have been confirmed in the region. A man in his 60s and a female in her 90s are both in self-isolation. The man was a contact of another confirmed case. The woman has contracted the virus through community exposure. News release confirms there is evidence of local spread in the area.

APRIL 15 - Three new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Smooth Rock Falls, a man and woman in their 60s and a man in his 30s. The woman has been admitted to hospital while the men are self-isolating. 

APRIL 16 - Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, including another retirement home worker. The employee works at St. Mary's Garden.

APRIL 17 - Four news cases have been confirmed Friday, including a Timmins man in his 80s has been exposed through an institutional outbreak, but the name of the institution has not yet been disclosed by the health unit. Three people outside of the Timmins area include a woman in her 30s and two men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s. All are in self-isolation.

APRIL 19 - Health officials say a patient at Timmins and District Hospital, woman in her 80s has tested positive for the virus, bringing the case count to 50. She was tested on the 18th after staff identified a change in her symptoms and moved her into isolation. Sunday night, a Timmins man in his 70s has died of COVID-19 after being exposed by another confirmed case. He was admitted to hospital after testing positive on April 5. 

APRIL 22 - Four new cases have been confirmed by Porcupine Health Unit. They are all women from Timmins, range in age from 20s to 90s, and two have been admitted to hosptial while the other two are in self-isolation.

APRIL 23 - Another staff member at Timmins and District Hosptial has tested positive for COVID-19. She is in her 30s and public health officials say she was not identified as part of the outbreak declared at the facility on Sunday, however, a review is underway to see if there are any potential linkages. She was tested on Tuesday and is at home in self-isolation. This marks the 55th case within the Porcupine Health Unit's service area.

APRIL 25 - Two new cases have been confirmed by the Porcupine Health Unit. A man in his 80s has been exposed through institutional outbreak and has been admitted to hospital. A woman in her 70s has been exposed through a contact with a known case and is self-isolating.

APRIL 26 - One new case has been confimed by Porcupine Health Unit in the region of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, and Smooth Rock Falls . A man in his 60s has been  exposed through contact with a known case and is in self-isolation. 

APRIL 28 - A man in his 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed through instituional outbreak and is in self-isolation. A Timmins man in his 80s has died from the virus after being indentified through the investigation into the outbreak at Timmins and District Hospital. He was tested on April 22 and was admitted to hospital at that time.

APRIL 30 - A Timmins area woman in her 40s has tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed through contact with a known case and is in self-isolation.

MAY 4 - A young female from Timmins, between the ages of 10 and 19, has been confirmed to have COVID-19 Monday morning. She was tested :May 1 and is a close contact of another confirmed case. She is in self-isolation.

MAY 5 - An outbreak at Golden Manor long-term care home in Timmins was declared Tuesday night after a resident, who has not shown any COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive. The person is a woman in her 60s who was tested on May 2 and is in self-isolation. Ontario LTCHs continue to test all residents and staff as part of the province-wide surveillance testing.

MAY 6 - A young man between the ages of 10 and 19 from Timmins has tested positive for COVID-19. He is a close contact of a previously confirmed case and is now in isolation.

MAY 7 - A Timmins man in his 70s is the city's fifth COVID-19-related death and the seventh in northeastern Ontario. He was exposed to the virus through an institutional outbreak and was admitted to Timmins and District Hospital after testing positive for the virus on April 26.

MAY 8 - An outbreak has been declared at South Centennial Manor in Iroquois Falls after a female resident in her 90s tested positive as part of the province-wide COVID-19 surveillance testing at all Ontario long-term care homes. The woman is reportedly in self-isolation. All residents and staff at the facilty were tested on May 4 and some results are still pending.

MAY 11 - A second outbreak at Extendicare Timmins has been declared Monday as a female resident in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the ongoing province-wide surveillance testing of long-term care homes. The first outbreak was declared April 9 after a staff member was confirmed positive. It was declared over nine days later by the facility's chief nursing officer, Chantal Riopel.

MAY 15 - A sixth person has died due to COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit service area, marking the ninth death in the northeast region. A woman in her 60s has died after testing positive on April 13 and being admitted to hospital.

MAY 24 - The Porcupine Helath Unit has recorded its seventh death from COVID-19 after a woman in her 70s was admitted to hospital and later died due to complications related to the virus. The woman tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21. Public health officials say this case was related to the outbreak at the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), which was declared over as of May 11.

MAY 29 - In a Facebook post Friday morning, Porcupine Health Unit announced only one active case of COVID-19 remains in its service area. It also said that 18 days have passed since the last positive COVID-19 result came back.

JUNE 13 - A Timmins woman in her 90s has died after testing positive for COVID-19 on April 20. She is the eighth COVID-related death in the Porcupine Health Unit(PHU) service area and was exposed through an outbreak at the Timmins and District Hospital. With her death, there are zero active cases of the novel coronavirus in the PHU service area.

JUNE 21 - A man in his 20s has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Timmins area and is now in self isolation.  The man was tested on June 17 and the form of exposure is still under investigation.  This is case number 66 in the Porcupine District.

JUNE 22 - A woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Timmins Assessment Centre Sunday. She is self-isolating.

JULY 6 - The last positive COVID-19 case has been resolved and there are zero active cases in the Porcupine Health Unit service area.

JULY 12 - A man in his 20s outside of the Timmins area has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. He was tested on July 9 and is employed at South Centennial Manor Long-Term Care home in Iroquois Falls. An investigation into his exposure is underway by Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) and is self-isolating at home. He is reportedly not experiencing any symptoms. This is the only active case in the PHU service area as of Sunday. The facility continues to test all staff as part of the provincial surveillance initiative. No residents or other staff members have been identified as having symptoms.

JULY 15 - A new positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Timmins. A woman in her 20s was tested on Monday and is self-isolating. She was exposed through community spread. Porcupine Health Unit said she is an employee at long-term care home Extendicare, which has triggered an outbreak declaration.

"Extendicare has continued to test all staff for COVID-19 regularly as part of the enhanced surveillance initiative currently being implemented in Long-Term Care facilities. The case reported is the only positive result received at this time," the public health agency said in a new release Wednesday afternoon.

JULY 20 - One of the two active cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area has been resolved, the one involving the man in his 20s from Iroquois Falls. One active case in Timmins remains in the area. 

JULY 21 - The only remaining active case in the Timmins area has been resolved.

JULY 22 - A new positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Timmins. The man is in his 70s and has been admitted to Timmins and District Hospital. An investigation into his exposure is underway. He was tested on July 19 and is currently the only active case in the Porcupine Health Unit service area, which includes Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Matheson and Smooth Rock Falls.

AUGUST 1 - The Porcupine Health Unit is conducting an outbreak assessment after an employee at the Foyer Des Pionniers Nursing Home in Hearst tests positive for COVID-19. The case is being reported as a female between the ages of 10 and 19-years-old. This is case number 71 identified within the district and is the only positive case at the long term care facility confirmed at this time.  The individual is now self-isolating. 

AUGUST 5 - A new positive case of  COVID-19 was announced on Wednesday making it the 72nd case in the Porcupine Health Unit's district since the pandemic began.  A man in his 20s was tested on Aug. 3 and the investigatoin into how he was exposed is on-going.  He is now self-isolating.

AUGUST 10 - There are currently zero active cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit service area after the last positive case has been resolved.

 

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has zero active cases as of July 14.

(Daily updates Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and data below as of Aug. 7)

Confirmed positive

37

Deaths

1

Total tests

22,964

Resolved cases

*Doesn't include death

36


The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit has stopped publishing the numbers of negative and pending tests April 6. When asked about the change Wednesday morning, the health unit's public relations speciaist Alex McDermid referred CTV News to  the organization's media release from April 7 stating as a result of the launch of the province's new online patient portal, North Bay Parry Sound health officials only get positive COVID-19 lab results. However, other health units are still providing the information, so CTV News is seeking further clarification and confirmation.

Find more details on the confirmed cases in the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit's service area here.

APRIL 6 - One new case has been confirmed as a woman in her 80s who has been hospitalized, bring the number of positive cases in the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts to seven. Health officials say she was exposed during recent travel to Mexico.

APRIL 8 - A man in his 60s has tested positive for COVID-19 after travelling to Arizona. Health officials say he has been hospitalized. There are now six confirmed cases in District of Nipissing and two in District of Parry Sound.

APRIL 9 - One male in his 60s has tested positive through community transmission. Health officials say he has been hospitalized. There are now seven confirmed cases in District of Nipissing and two in District of Parry Sound.

April 11 - A man in his 20s has tested postive for COVID-19 and is in self isolation after being exposed through community transmission.

April 12 - A male in his 80s has been hospitalized after testing positive through community spread. 

APRIL 13  - Two people with a travel history to Vancouver have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating. One is a male in his 60s and the other is a female in her 50s.

APRIL 14 - A woman in her 50s has reportedly contracted the virus through community spread, having had no recent international travel or close contact with another confirmed case. She is in self-isolation.

APRIL 20 - Two new cases have been reported. They are both women, one is in her 50s while the other is under 20, who have been exposed to the virus through commuity spread.

MAY 4 - A COVID-19 has been declared at a long-term care facility in North Bay after a resident tested positive according to Cassellholme Home for the Aged. It is the first LTC outbreak in the city since the pandemic began. The man is between the ages of 60 and 79 and his case is now considered reso

MAY 13 - Over the weekend, a woman between the ages of 40 - 59 has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was exposed through community spread. She is self-isolating. On Wednesday afternoon, health officials reported that a man between the ages of 40 and 59 has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. He is reportedly been exposed through travel and is self-isolating.

MAY 15 - A woman in her 50s has died due to COVID-19 according to North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, marking the first death in the districts and the eighth within northeastern Ontario. She is from the Parry Sound District and was reportedly exposed through community spread and brings the case count to 21 in the catchment area.

MAY 18 - A health care worker at Eastholme Home for the Aged in Powassan, south of North Bay has tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the province-wide surveillance testing of long-term care homes. As a result, an outbreak has been declared at the facility as per the Ministry of Health requirements, however all other tests of residents and staff at the facilty from May 12 have come back negative for COVID-19. The worker affected is in isolation.

MAY 20 - Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. One is a man between the ages of 20 and 39. The other is a woman between the ages of 40-59. Both were reportedly exposed through community spread and are in self-isolation.

Of the 24 confirmed positive cases in the health unit's service area, 18 cases are in the Nipissing District and the remaining are in the Parry Sound District.

MAY 21 - A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit in a female under 19-years-old from the Parry Sound District. She reportedly was exposed through community spread and is isolating.

MAY 29 - One new positive COVID-19 case was reported by North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit Friday at the same time as being "resolved." The patient is a man between the ages of 60 - 79. Two other positive cases were also reported as being resovled. This brings the total number of active cases in the catchment area to three.  

JUNE 1 - Two more cases of COVID-19 have been resolved in the North Bay Parry Sound Districts, leaving just one active case in the area.

JUNE 3 - One more case of COVID-19 has been resolved while two new cases have been confirmed in the North Bay Parry Sound Districts, meaning there are now two active cases in the service area. A man between the ages of 20 and 39 is isolating after being exposed through community spread and a woman between the ages of 60 and 79 is in hospital. Her point of exposure to the virus is being investigated.

JUNE 11 - All cases of COVID-19 in the North Bay Parry Sound Districts have been resolved and there are currently no active cases.

JUNE 15 - One new case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the Parry Sound District on Monday and is currently the only active case for the NBPSDHU. Health officials say the person is a man between the ages of 60 - 79 who is isolating after being exposed through community spread.

JUNE 26 - One positive case has been resolved brining the number of active cases in the area back to zero.

JUNE 29 - One new case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the Parry Sound District on Monday and is currently the only active case for the NBPSDHU. Of the 30 positive cases confirmed by the NBPSDHU, eight come from the Parry Sound District and 22 are from the Nipissing District. 

JULY 3 - The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has a declared an outbreak at Belvedere Heights, a long-term care home in Parry Sound, after two staff tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are currently in self-isolation and no residents have tested positive.

An outbreak has also been declared at Water’s Edge Care Community, a long-term care home in North Bay, after a staff member tested positive COVID-19. The individual is now in self-isolation and no residents have tested positive.

JULY 13 - One more positive case of COVID-19 in the North Bay Parry Sound districts has been resolved leaving only one active case in the area.

JULY 14 - Another positive case of COVID-19 in the North Bay Parry Sound districts has been resolved bringing the number of active cases back to zero.

Of the 37 positive cases confirmed by the NBPSDHU, 13 come from the Parry Sound District and 24 are from the Nipissing District. 


 

Algoma Public Health has zero active cases as of July 26.

(Data as of Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.)

Confirmed positive

27

Cases resolved

27

Total tested

22,478

Tests pending

575

 

MARCH 30 - The fifth case in the Algoma region is a man in his 20s who recently returned from Mexico, on March 18 according to Algoma Public Health Monday night. The man reportedly developed symptoms on March 20 and was tested through his family healthcare provider on March 23. Public health officials say he has been in self-isolation since his return to and close contacts have been identified and notified.

Additionally, anyone who travelled on the following flights on March 18, in the indicated rows, should contact their local public health unit: Cancun, Mexico to Kitchener to Sudbury on WG192 Sunwing Airlines in in rows 1-5 

APRIL 2 - The sixth case in the Algoma region announced Thursday afternoon is a man in his 50s who is a close contact of another confirmed COVID-19 case. He is in self-isolation.  

APRIL 3 - A female in her 70s has tested positive.

APRIL 4 - A woman in her 20s has tested positive for COVID-19. She is a close contact of another confirmed case and is self-isolating. She was tested on April 2.

APRIL 6 - A woman in her 40s has tested positive for COVID-19. She returned from London, England on March 23 and is also a close contact of another confirmed case. She is in self-isolation. Anyone on the following could be considered a close contact and should self-isolate for 14 days:

  •  Air Canada flight AC 869 from London to Toronto Pearson, in rows 18-22
  • Air Canada AC 8611 from Toronto to Sudbury, in rows 14-18 

APRIL 9 - A man in his 60s has tested positive in the Algoma District. He was exposed through international travel and by being a close contact of another confirmed case. He is reportedly in self-isolation.

APRIL 16 - A woman in her 60s has tested postive for the novel coronavirus after a week of no new cases being reported. She is self-isolating at home and her point of exposure is unknown and hasn't done any recent travel out of the district or contact with another known case. Health officials say before becoming ill, the woman had no exposures other than routine activities in Sault Ste. Marie & Area. 

APRIL 17 - A Sault Ste. Marie area woman in her 30s has confirmed positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. Her point of exposure is not yet known.

APRIL 26 - A man in his 40s has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-isolation. His point of exposure has not yet been disclosed.

MAY 6 - A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Extendicare Maple View in Sault Ste. Marie after three residents tested positive. This comes as the province rolls out proactive surveillance testing at all Ontario long-term care homes. All staff and residents are tested even if they aren't experiencing any symptoms. Read more about it here. While the term "outbreak" sounds concerning, it is a designation mandated by the Ministry of Health following the first positive result within a long-term care facility and triggers extra precautions. 

MAY 14 - A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Sault Ste. Marie area, no other details have been provided by Algoma Public Health.

MAY 25 - One new confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported in the Sault Ste. Marie area over the weekend, but no details have been provided by Algoma Public Health.

MAY 28 - Three more positive COVID-19 cases have been resolved, leaving just one active case in the Algoma Public Health service area.

JUNE 1 - All positive cases in the Algoma region have been resolved, leaving zero active cases of COVID-19.

JUNE 10 - A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Sault Ste. Marie area. The person is self-isolating and close contacts have been notified by public health officials.

JUNE 12 - COVID-19 has been confirmed in a staff member at Algoma Manor in Thessalon. All residents at the nursing home east of Sault Ste. Marie continue to be monitored daily for symptoms, as results from the ongoing surveillance testing come in.

JUNE 18 - One more case of COVID-19 has been resolved in the Algoma Public Health area leaving just one active case in the service area.

JUNE 19 - A new case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in someone from F.J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie Friday afternoon. Health officials have not disclosed if the person is a resident or staff member, but no outbreak has been declared at this time.

JUNE 25 - Two positive COVID-19 cases have been resolved bringing the number of active cases back to zero.

JULY 9 - A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Sault Ste. Marie area and the point of exposure is unknown. Health officials say community spread is still possible and to continue to practice physical distancing. This is the 25th confirmed case in the Algoma District since the pandemic began and the first new case after over two weeks without any active cases.

JULY 15 - On Wednesday afternoon, a new positive case was confirmed in the Sault Ste. Marie area, marking the 26th case since the pandemic began. The point of exposure is unknown and the person is in self-isolation. This brings the number of active cases in the Algoma District back to one.

JULY 17 - On Saturday morning Algoma Public Health announced a new positive case of COVID-19. This is the 27th positive case in the Sault Ste Marie Area.  The individual was exposed through close contact with a known case and they are self-isolation. There are now two active cases in the Algoma District.

JULY 26 - The last positive COVID-19 case in the Algoma District has been resolved and there are currently zero active cases.
 

Algoma Public Health has started reporting the negative results and resolved cases on its website. They have also provided more detailed information surrounding the areas within the Algoma region where cases have been confirmed:

  • Central & East Algoma - less than five
  • Elliot Lake & Area - less than five
  • North Algoma - none
  • Sault Ste. Marie & Area - 22, with evidence of community spread

 

Timiskaming Health Unit currently zero active case of COVID-19 as of Aug. 5.

(Data as of Aug.7 at 2:26 p.m.)

Confirmed positive

19

Total tested

5,200

Cases resolved

19

 

MARCH 20 - The wife of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Timiskaming Health Unit service area has now tested positive for the virus. She is in her 30s and was tested on the same day as her husband. Health officials say her infection is a result of close contact with her husband and that no new contacts have been identified. Following testing, the woman continued to self-isolate and is reportedly doing well.

APRIL 2 - Timiskaming District announces its third positive case of COVID-19 Thursday morning. The patient is a woman in her early 50s who is a close contact of another confirmed case from outside the district. She is currently being cared for in the Kirkland Lake and District Hospital and is in stable condition.

APRIL 4 - Two new positive cases have been confirmed in the THU service area, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to five. Both patients are males who were in close contact with other confirmed cases. One is man in his 50s and the other is in his late teens. They are both in self-isolation.

APRIL 8 - Two more people have tested positive in the Timiskaming District. The man and woman are both in their 70s, are considered close contacts of other confirmed cases and are in self-isolation. They were both tested on April 1.

APRIL 12 - Two more people have tested positive in the Timiskaming District. A female in her 70s is self-isolating after unknown exposure. A male in his 20's is self-isolating after being a close contact of a confirmed case.

APRIL 13 - A woman in her 20s has tested positive in the Timiskaming District. She is in self-isolation and health officials say she is the first case of community exposure.

APRIL 19 - Another woman in her 20s has tested positive for COVID-19 according to Timiskaming Health Unit officials. She was exposed through contact of another confirmed case, was tested on April 14 and is in self-isolation.

APRIL 30 - After over a week with no new cases of COVID-19, the Timiskaming Health Unit has confirmed six new cases from two long-term care homes in the service area Thursday. This comes after Ontario launched province-wide surveillance testing for all LTC residents and staff, including asymptomatic people. As a result, two residents at Northview Nursing Home have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, while at Temiskaming Lodge, one resident and three staff members have contracted the virus. One is a male in his 60s and the rest are females ranging in age from late teens to women in their 90s. 

MAY 13 - All 18 positive COVID-19 cases in the Timiskaming Health Unit service area have been resolved.

JULY 28 - After almost three months without any new cases of COVID-19, a woman in her 30s from outside the district has been confirmed positive in the southern part of the Timiskaming District. Contact tracing has begun and the health unit will notify all close contacts of this individual. She is self-isolating while she recovers.

The Timiskaming District includes the communities of New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake, Englehart, Elk Lake and Matachewan.

The Ministry of Health requires an outbreak to be declared after first lab-confirmed case in a resident or staff member.

"The importance of following recommendations and mandatory requirements continues to be the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you can. Practice physical distancing. Wash your hands often. If you have travelled outside of Canada you must self-isolate for 14 days upon your return," said Dr. Glenn Corneil, acting medical officer of health for the Timiskaming Health Unit.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment tool can help you determine if you need to seek further care.