The Sudbury health unit reported Thursday that there are five new cases of COVID-19 in the area.
Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) said it means there are now 30 cases being actively monitored, a slight change upward from the 28 active cases reported on Wednesday. Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, there have been 605 total COVID-19 cases reported to the Sudbury health unit.
PHSD said 575 of those cases have been resolved locally.
With respect to where the new cases occurred, the PHSD daily update page reported that three cases were found to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury Area. Two other cases were said to have occurred in the wider rural area of the Sudbury District.
In terms of possible causes of the new cases, PHSD reported five cases of information pending or missing. The full daily report is on the PHSD website.
The same PHSD report indicated that outbreaks have ended at the Pioneer Manor long-term care home, at the Elizabeth Centre long-term care home and at the Amberwood Suites retirement home, all as of Feb. 25.
At Sudbury's Health Sciences North hospital, there are four patients confirmed with COVID-19 for today Feb. 25. Also, according to the HSN daily update web page, none of those patients is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
There are an additional four admitted patients currently being investigated for COVID-19 at this time at HSN.
On the provincial COVID-19 report today, the Ontario government daily roster reported there were 1138 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 23 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.