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More COVID-19 positives in Sudbury – high schools reopening in Algoma

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Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19.

According to the agency, one case is due to an ongoing outbreak, another is due to close contact with another individual and the five others are under investigation.

The new cases are all in the Greater Sudbury area.

Taking into consideration, resolved cases, this brings the total of active cases to 70 within the agency’s jurisdiction.

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Health Sciences North’s Jason Turnbull is reporting as of noon yesterday, the hospital has nine patients admitted who have tested positive for COVID-19.

He says none of those patients are in the ICU.

Additionally, he adds three admitted patients are currently being tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results with one of those patients in intensive care.

Algoma Public Health says as of 1:30 pm yesterday, there are no new cases and considering resolved cases, there are 28 active cases in the Algoma District.

The agency also states in-person learning is permitted to resume in Sault Ste. Marie high schools on January 25th, next Monday.

The health unit adds students and parents are encouraged to visit the website of their school and school board for more information on ongoing options for both in-person and virtual learning.

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