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Health unit reports one new death in COVID-19 update for April 1

There have now been 128 deaths in the past 24 months, says PHSD

Public Health Sudbury and Districts is reporting one new death in its COVID-19 update for April 1.

The total accumulated death count in the Sudbury health unit jurisdiction is now 128 in the past 24 months. 

Meanwhile, there are 31 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Sudbury's Health Sciences North (HSN), it was reported today, with four of those patients being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

There are also 10 active outbreaks of COVID declared at local long-term care homes and congregate settings according to Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD).  

PHSD also reported that 127 new cases of COVID have been determined in the local area. The actual case number is expected to be higher since public COVID testing is no longer provided for free by the health unit.

PHSD also reported that 13,134 total accumulated cases have occurred in the Sudbury jurisdiction since the pandemic was declared in March of 2020. PHSD also reported that 12,784 of those cases have been resolved. This means there are currently 350 known active cases in the health unit area.

Across Ontario today, there are 97 active COVID-19 cases in Intensive Care Units. More complete details are included on the daily COVID-19 public health summary.

With respect to the possible locations of the new cases, PHSD said 110 new cases were reported to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, six new cases in the rural Sudbury district and seven 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 4,744 total cases (An increase of 43 cases).

The next highest number was 3,383 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 43).

There were also 2,496 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of 14).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 1,711 cases total (An increase of 30). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 790 cases (An increase of 12).

In the Not Specified category, there were 11 cases (One increase).  

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 412,767 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 825 new tests. 

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 81.4 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 10 active outbreaks as of April 1. 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 31 patients with confirmed COVID-19, the hospital website reported Friday. Four of those COVID patients were in the intensive care unit. There were 16 other patients being investigated (tested) for COVID-19. None of those patients were in the ICU. HSN's webpage also reported there are now two separate active COVID-19 outbreaks at the hospital.

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 3,519 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. The province also reported 94 COVID patients are in intensive care.  Also today, the province reported nine COVID-19 deaths.


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