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Fourth resident dies from COVID-19 in Sudbury

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A fourth resident of Amberwood Suites retirement home in Greater Sudbury has died after contracting COVID-19.

In a release, Public Health Sudbury & Districts say a total of 38 people have tested positive for the disease at the home, where an outbreak was declared January 5th and the fourth resident passed away yesterday.

The cases include 33 residents and five staff members.

Public Health extends its condolences to the family and continues to work closely with the retirement home to protect residents and staff.

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The health unit is also reporting seven new cases since yesterday, all in Greater Sudbury.

Four are attributed to close contacts with another positive, and two are travel-related, one unknown.

Considering resolved cases, there are now 65 active cases in the agency’s jurisdiction.

Algoma Public Health states they have one new case, cause unknown, who is in self-isolation in the Central Algoma area.

With resolved cases, there are now 25 active cases in the Algoma District.

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