Sudbury’s health unit reports 43 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 in its service area on Friday.

According to the health unit’s website, 39 cases were confirmed in Greater Sudbury, three were in the Sudbury district, and one was in the Manitoulin district.

The health unit also reported 29 resolved cases.

There are 288 active cases of COVID-19 in the health unit’s service area, including 255 in Greater Sudbury, 32 in the Sudbury district, and one in the Manitoulin district.

Public Health has reported 3,719 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 38 COVID-related deaths.

The health unit reported two new COVID-19 outbreaks at Dance Evolution Sudbury and on the Sudbury Lady Wolves U13 BB hockey team.

Additionally, six COVID-19 outbreaks were resolved in the last couple of days.

The resolved outbreaks include those declared at Vale’s Creighton and North mines, Aaron Taxi, and St. Charles College.

The outbreaks on school bus routes N705 and L023 have also been resolved.

The health unit is currently monitoring 16 active COVID-19 outbreaks in the Sudbury district. The outbreak and ongoing exposure risk at Memorial Park in downtown Sudbury are ongoing.

Health Sciences North (HSN) is currently managing two outbreaks at the hospital and a related facility.

The outbreak on level four of the north tower was declared on Oct. 30 and the outbreak at HSN’s withdrawal management services on Pine Street was declared on Nov. 22.

According to the hospital’s website, there are currently 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in admitted patients, including seven in the intensive care unit and 14 on other units.

There are also 17 admitted patients who have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results.

Public Health has performed 325,035 COVID-19 tests as of two days prior to Nov. 26.

In partnership with First Nations and primary care partners, the health unit has administered 274,900 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

There are 141,703 people in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts who have received their first dose, and 125,798 people have been fully vaccinated.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said Friday that Ontario was recording 927 new COVID-19 cases and five added deaths.

This is only the second time since May 31 that the daily case count has climbed above 900. On that day, there were 916 new cases and on Sept. 4, there were 944.

The new seven-day average for diagnoses sat at 711 on Friday, the highest it has been since Sept. 20.

- with files from Canadian Press

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Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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