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Health Sciences North reports 33 patients in hospital with COVID-19

Public Health Sudbury and District reports 69 new COVID-19 cases in the city

Health Sciences North reported Friday there are 33 patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 69 new COVID-19 cases in the city.

Public Health Sudbury and District also reported that 15,494 total accumulated cases have occurred in the Sudbury jurisdiction since the pandemic began. PHSD also reported that 15,249 of those cases have been resolved in the same time period. This means there are currently 245 known active cases in the health unit area.

These numbers are for the past two days. The health unit does not report COVID statistics on Tuesdays. More complete details are included on the daily COVID-19 public health summary.

With respect to the possible locations of the newly reported cases, PHSD said 58 new cases were reported to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, eight new cases in the rural Sudbury district and three 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 5,443 total cases (An increase of 14 cases).

The next highest number was 4,104 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 22).

There were also 2,689 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of four).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 2,209 cases total (An increase of 18). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 1,040 cases (An increase of 11 cases).

In the Not Specified category, there were nine cases (No change).  

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 427,880 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 1,404 since testing was last carried out and reported on Wednesday. 

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 81.8 per cent of all people in the PHSD area. 

The Sudbury health unit is reporting a number of outbreaks in the city at several long-term care homes and congregate living homes in the city. There are 12 active COVID outbreaks as of May 13. 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 33 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, the hospital website reported Wednesday. Two of those COVID patients were in the intensive care unit. There were 30 other patients being investigated (tested) for COVID-19. None were in the ICU.  HSN also said there are currently two active outbreaks at the hospital with one outbreak on the eighth floor North Tower as of May 5 and on the third floor South Tower as of May 9.

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 1,969 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. The province also reported 168 COVID patients are in intensive care units.  Also today, the province reported 18 COVID-19 deaths.