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

Algoma Public Health

There are currently two active cases of COVID-19 in the Algoma District after a new case was confirmed Sunday and another resolved on Monday. The individual is self-isolating and is said to have been exposed due to being a close-contact of another case.

"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 42 confirmed positive cases, 40 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 is currently one active case of COVID-19 in the Nipissing District after two case were resolved Thursday. The individual is between the ages of 60 and 79 and was exposed through close contact with another person with the disease.

The school-related cases are considered resolved.

A total of 47 cases have been confirmed in the Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts to date, of which 46 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 12 active cases of COVID-19 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, all within the City of Greater Sudbury, after public health records one case resolved Tuesday morning and two new cases were confirmed Monday.

Public Health officials in Sudbury also delared an outbreak at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary after a third student tested positive. The case previously announed on Saturday involves a student and the exposure linked to the school's cafeteria. The other involves a student Lo-Ellen Park Secondary and has prompted Rainbow District School Board to send two more classes home to isolate for two weeks.

There have been 10 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 125 positive cases have been confirmed in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, 113 resolved with two COVID-related deaths. The most recent death happened on May 1. The majority of cases, 110, 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 five active cases of COVID-19 in residents live in the Cochrane District after another case is resolved Tuesday morning. Only three of those involve people in the Hearst-Hornepayne area, while the two are currently outside the region. 

Public health officials say there is continued risk of community spread.

Since the pandemic began, 95 cases have been confirmed positive in the Timmins, the Cochrane District and the Town of Hornepayne, with 90 considered resolved, including nine deaths and two cases self-isolating outside the PHU region. The most recent death occured on Aug. 28, when a man in his 70s has died due to complications related to his COVID-19 infection.

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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