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Another day of zero COVID-19 cases in Sudbury region July 18

Also zero cases reported locally Saturday, but there were three on Friday
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reports no new COVID-19 cases for today, July 18. There were also no new cases reported locally Saturday, although three were reported Friday.

There are currently four active cases being monitored by public health officials.

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases, there have been 2,175 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,171 of those cases have now been resolved.

PHSD also reports general demographics each day about the people who are becoming infected.

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 713 total cases.

The next highest group number was 545 cases for the 40 to 59 age group.

The next highest number was 517 cases for the 19 and under age group.

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 302 cases total.

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 94 cases.

There are also four cases in the “unspecified” category.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, 265,510 tests have been performed in the PHSD region - this number was reported July 16, and so has not changed since yesterday’s report.

As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a cumulative total of 218,314 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area. There are also 90,537 local residents who are now fully vaccinated. These numbers also have not been updated since July 16.

PHSD is also reporting there are still six cases of "confirmed" variants of the COVID-19 virus, no change after several days.    

There are 979 cases that are "screened positive" for variants of concern; no increase in the past 24 hours. 

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of July 16 there are no patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the HSN website. In addition to this there are five admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said none of the patients being tested has been admitted to the ICU at this time. 

On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 177 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported six new deaths had occurred in the past 24 hours.