SUDBURY -- 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.

Novel coronavirus infections are reported by public health agencies for residents that live within the districts. In northeastern Ontario, there are five health units.

The number of active cases comes from the total confirmed positive less all reported deaths and cases that have been resolved.

As of Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., there are 20 active cases in northeastern Ontario and here is where they are:

Algoma Public Health

There is currently two active cases of COVID-19 in the Algoma District, in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, after a new case was confirmed Thursday. The individual is self-isolating after being tested on Oct. 18 and public health officials said the exposure is unknown, indicating continued community spread of the disease. Close contacts have been notified by public health.

"Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and self-isolate away from others," said Algoma Public Health's website. "Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with. Limit non-essential trips outside of home and avoid non-essential travel to other regions of the province."

"All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days," said Algoma Public Health.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 41 confirmed positive cases, 39 resolved, and zero COVID-related deaths in the Algoma District. Of the 40 positive cases, 36 come from the Sault Ste. Marie, less than five came from both the Elliot Lake area, central and east Algoma. There have been zero cases in north Algoma.

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

There are currently four active cases of COVID-19 in the Nipissing District after one case was resolved Thursday, three of those cases are new this week. 

Near North District School Board said on its website Monday that there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Chippewa Secondary School in North Bay. One was announced Sunday by the health unit and involves a student aged 19 or younger.

Of the active cases, two are 19 or younger, one is between the ages of 40 and 59 and one is between 60 and 79-years-old. Three were exposed through close contact with a confirmed positive case and one through community spread.

A total of 47 cases have been confirmed in the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts to date, of which 43 have been resolved, including one COVID-related death on May 15. Thirty-two of those were in the Nipissing District and 15 in the Parry Sound District.  

Public Health Sudbury & Districts

There are eight active cases of COVID-19 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, all within the City of Greater Sudbury, after four new cases were confirmed Thursday night. One involves a student at Sudbury high school Lo-Ellen Park Secondary and has prompted Rainbow District School Board to send two classes home to isolate for two weeks.

There have been six new cases in the city since Tuesday, including one at Cambrian College. Of the four confirmed Thursday night, one was travel-related and the others are close contacts of a travel-related case.

A total of 118 positive cases have been confirmed in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, 110 resolved with two COVID-related deaths. The most recent death happened on May 1. The majority of cases,108, have been in Greater Sudbury, while five were in the Sudbury District and another five were in the Manitoulin District.

Porcupine Health Unit  (Includes the Town of Hornepayne, which is a part of the Algoma District)

There are currently six active cases of COVID-19 in the Cochrane District after a resident in the Hearst-Hornepayne area tested positive for the disease. An investigation into the exposure is underway by public health. On Wednesday afternoon Porcupine Health Unit confirmed a resident from the district has tested positive while outside of the region and also is isolating away from the community.

The other active cases are located the Timmins, Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam, and Fauquier-Strickland area.

On the weekend, families at the Roland Michener Secondary School in the South Porcupine area of Timmins were notified that a member of the school community tested positive for the disease. The District School Board Ontario North East's website says one class at the school is now in isolation as a result.

Since the pandemic began, 93 cases have been confirmed positive in the Timmins, the Cochrane District and the Town of Hornepayne, with 87 considered resolved, including nine deaths. The most recent happened on Aug. 28, when a man in his 70s has died due to complications related to his COVID-19 infection.

Fifty-five the cases have been in the Timmins area, 24 in the Cochrane/Matheson/Iroquois Falls/Smooth Rock Falls area, three in Kapuskasing, five in Hearst/Hornepayne, one resident outside the district, and five in James and Hudson Bay regions.

Timiskaming Health Unit

The Timiskaming District now has zero active cases, after the two most recent positive cases have been designated to other health units and one other case that has been resolved will be counted.

There have been a total of 17 confirmed cases, all of which have been resolved and zero COVID-related deaths in this district.

Read more about the first wave of COVID-19 in northeastern Ontario here.

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