SUDBURY -- A man in his 60s from Greater Sudbury has tested positive for COVID-19, Public Health Sudbury and Districts said Monday afternoon.

It's the third new case in less than a week, after a man and a woman in their 20s tested positive in cases that were reported June 17.

His point of exposure is unknown, Public Health said, as the man has not travelled or had contact with someone who has the novel coronavirus.

He is currently self-isolating and is the 67th person in the area to have tested positive since the pandemic began in March.

Two people have died from the disease and more than 15,000 tests have been conducted in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts.

Of the confirmed cases in the Public Health Sudbury & Districts service area:

  • 38 cases (57.6 per cent) were female
  • 24 cases (36.4 per cent) were between the ages of 40 to 59
  • 40 cases (60.6 per cent) were cases with an unknown exposure, or their contacts
  • 16 cases (24.2 per cent) related to outbreaks in 8 long-term care homes
  • One death is related to outbreaks in long-term care homes

Although permissible for up to 10 people, non-essential in-person gatherings of any size should be limited, Public Health said in the release. Limit contacts and in-person interactions as much as possible, and, with few exceptions, gatherings are currently maxed at 10 people, and unless these people are from the same household or social circle, they are expected to keep two metres apart.

Close contact is permitted within “social circles” and within the same household. A social circle can only include up to 10 people and must always be with the same people. You can only belong to one social circle.

More details about the current release, and safety information, can be found at the health unit's website.