Tracking the number of active COVID-19 cases in northeastern Ontario
Map showing where the active COVID-19 cases are in northeastern Ontario as of Oct. 19/20 (CTV News Northern Ontario)
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. 19 at 10 a.m., there are 13 active cases in northeastern Ontario and here is where they are:
There is currently only one active case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District, in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, after a new case was confirmed Monday morning and three others were reported as resolved. The individual is self-isolating after being tested on Oct. 14 and health officials are investigating the point of exposure. 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."
Health officials warn there is still evidence of community spread.
"All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days," said Algoma Public Health.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 40 confirmed positive cases, 36 resolved, and zero COVID-related deaths in the Algoma District. Of the 39 positive cases, 35 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.
There are currently four active cases of COVID-19 in the Nipissing District. The newest case was confirmed positive Monday morning and involves a person between the ages of 40 and 59 who is considered a close contact of another confirmed case. They are self-isolating.
Near North District School Board said on its website 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.
Another individual between the ages of 40 and 59 was confirmed positive for the disease Friday. Another active case confirmed last week involves someone in the Nipissing District between the ages of 20 and 39 who was exposed through community spread.
A total of 45 cases have been confirmed in the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts to date, of which 41 have been resolved, including one COVID-related death on May 15. Thirty of those were in the Nipissing District and 15 in the Parry Sound District.
There are two active cases in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, both within the City of Greater Sudbury, after one case reported Friday and another case was resolved Saturday morning. The most recent case is listed as a travel related expoure. The other active case was confirmed Tuesday morning and involves a person who is a close contact of another travel-related case,
A total of 112 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. Ninety-nine of the cases were 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 is currently five active cases of COVID-19 in the Cochrane District after another case was confirmed positive Monday morning involving a resident in the Area of Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam, Fauquier-Strickland. On Saturday morning, a positive case of the disease was confirmed involving a Timmins resident. Two other active cases involve residents from the Hearst - Hornepayne area and one is a Cochrane resident currently outside the region.
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, 91 cases have been confirmed positive in the Timmins, the Cochrane District and the Town of Hornepayne, with 86 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, three in Hearst/Hornepayne, one outside the region and five in James and Hudson Bay regions.
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.
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