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COVID-19 update: Sixty-two patients in Sudbury hospital, 196 new cases reported Jan. 31

There are still more than 20 active COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the Sudbury public health jurisdiction
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Sudbury's Health Sciences North (HSN) reported there are now 62 active COVID-19 patients in the hospital, with eight of them in the Intensive Care Unit for Jan. 31. 

This report is made up of three day's worth of health statistics since both Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) and Health Sciences North do not report numbers from the weekend.  These figures are for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is reporting 201 new COVID-19 cases. No new deaths were reported. 

There are also 23 active outbreaks in the city, including eight separate outbreaks at the hospital. Across Ontario on Friday, there were 555 COVID patients in intensive care units in Ontario hospitals.  

The health unit also reported there are now 579 active cases that are being monitored locally. Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 23 months ago, there have been 9,367 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 8,788 of those cases are now resolved. More complete details are included on the daily COVID-19 public health summary.

As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said 180 new cases were reported to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, nine new cases in the rural Sudbury district and 12 new cases for the Manitoulin district.

PHSD also reported general demographics each day about the age groups for people who are becoming infected.

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 3,408 total cases (An increase of 83 cases).

The next highest number was 2,282 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 54).

There were also 1,994 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of 28).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 1,152 cases total (An increase of 24). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 521 cases (An increase of 13).

In the Not Specified category, there were 10 cases, a decrease of one since Friday. 

Note: The numbers above might not correspond to other numbers being reported because the health unit does not report fresh numbers daily, as they happen. Some of the numbers are delayed.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, PHSD said there have been 379,451 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 2,200 new tests since Friday's report. 

With respect to vaccination numbers, PHSD is now reporting percentages of people vaccinated rather than doses given. The percentage of area residents who are now fully vaccinated translates to 79 per cent of all people in the PHSD area. 

The Sudbury health unit is reporting more than 20 outbreaks in the city. This includes nine separate outbreaks at the hospital, as well as at several long-term care homes and congregate living homes in the city. More details can be found on the daily COVID summary page. Just scroll to the bottom of the summary page to COVID-19 Outbreaks. It also includes locations where outbreaks have been declared over.

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, there were 62 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, the hospital website reported. Eight of those COVID patients were in the intensive care unit. There were 27 other patients being investigated (tested) for COVID-19. None of those 27 patients were in the ICU.

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 3,043 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. This includes 555 COVID patients in intensive care. Also today, the province reported 31 new COVID-19 deaths.