Montage by Rosalind Russell - myespanolanow.com staffer
Another 14 new COVID-19 cases reported by Public Health Sudbury
Another 14 COVID-19 cases were reported by Public Health Sudbury & Districts Saturday, the same number of cases reported in the region yesterday.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Finlandia Village’s Finlandiakoti apartment building following the report of one case of COVID-19 in a staff member who remains symptom-free.
Public Health is actively working with the long-term care home to investigate the outbreak and to protect residents and staff. Follow up testing to date has resulted in two residents who are also symptom-free and are undergoing further laboratory assessment in alignment with provincial guidance.
That brings the total number of cases in the region since the pandemic began to 445.
Taking resolved cases into account, there are currently 63 active cases in the region, an increase of 11 over yesterday.
Of the new cases, one is outbreak-related, three more are considered to be close contact of a confirmed case, while the remaining 10 are classified as information pending or missing.
All 14 of the new cases are people who live in Greater Sudbury.
Most of the new cases, six, are among people age 19 and younger, while three are among people aged 20-39, four are among people aged 40-59 and one among the age group of 60-79.
There are currently nine people with COVID-19 admitted to Health Sciences North.
None are in the ICU.
HSN also has seven other patients under investigation for COVID-19, one of whom is in the ICU.
Algoma Public Health has no new cases on Saturday, but on Friday, one new case, related to international travel, was reported by the agency.
That case is in the Sault Ste. Marie area and brings the total number of cases in the Algoma District to 150 since the pandemic began.
With Friday’s case and considering resolved cases, the district has 20 active cases.