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Health unit reporting 21st COVID-19 related death

Public Health Sudbury and Districts urging citizens to follow measures to protect against spread of COVID-19
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Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting a COVID-19 related death in Greater Sudbury. (File)

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting a COVID-19 related death in Greater Sudbury.

"Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers sincere condolences to the family, friends, and caregivers affected by this loss and throughout this difficult time," said PHSD in a news release.

"Out of respect, no further details will be provided."

This death will be included in Public Health’s daily update of COVID-19 case data at 4 p.m. tomorrow. A total of 21 deaths have now been reported across othe service area since the beginning of the pandemic.

Everyone is urged to continue following public health measures to protect others and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Stay home: remain at home except for essential purposes such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care service, for exercise, or for essential work or school.
  • All non-essential travel should be avoided. Area residents are being exposed to the virus through travel outside our region. Stay in the area of your home community or stay in the region.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any symptoms.
  • The vaccine is highly recommended for all eligible individuals.
  • Learn more about vaccine safety and make an informed decision to choose to get vaccinated when the time comes.
  • Practise physical distancing, because any close contact could be a possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • Continue to work remotely, where possible.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn in all indoor public places in Sudbury and districts.
  • Masks or face coverings should also be worn in other settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wash your hands often and when visibly dirty for 15 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or a tissue, throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Monitor and screen for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Closed, indoor spaces are risky. Keep time spent indoors brief, and stay masked and distanced at all times. In the grey-lockdown zone as well as in the Provincewide Shutdown, it is illegal to gather indoors with anyone you do not live with.

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