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Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 reported by Public Health Sudbury for Sunday, April 25

Public health also reports 102 active COVID-19 cases are being monitored today
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reports 19 new cases of COVID-19 for today, Sunday April 25.  Public Health also said there are now 102 active cases being monitored.  

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 13 months ago, there have been 1910 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 1808 of those cases have now been resolved.  

 With respect to where the newest COVID-19 cases might have occurred, the PHSD daily update page reported that 19 cases were found to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury Area.   

In terms of possible causes of the new and recent cases, PHSD reported 15 cases associated with outbreak, four cases linked to close contact of a confirmed case, two cases that were travel related,  one case with no known epidemiological link and three cases as being under investigation.  

PHSD also reports general demographics each day about the people who are becoming infected.

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 622 total cases (an increase of five).

The next highest group number was 488 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (an increase of four).

The next highest number was 428 cases for the 19 and under age group (no increase).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 278 cases total (an increase of six), and people aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 94 cases (an increase of four). There were also zero cases reported in the "unspecified category".

The numbers above may not completely correspond with the daily case count because PHSD does not always report changes on the day they occur.

In terms of COVID-19 testing, 232,612 tests have been performed in the PHSD region as of Friday, April 23. No change today. 

As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a total of 72,098 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area as of April 22 at 4 p.m.  There has been no change in two days.

VARIANTS OF CONCERN

PHSD is also reporting there are now six cases of "confirmed" variants of the COVID-19 virus; no increase over Saturday.  

There are 683 cases that are "screened positive" for variants of concern; no increase over the number reported Saturday.

PHSD said additional time is required to genetically-sequence the virus in a positive sample and confirm it as a COVID-19 variant of concern. 

Also, no new outbreaks were reported locally. No new deaths were reported locally.

At Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of April 23 there are 22 patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the hospital. As reported on the HSN website, this included eight COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

There is no updated information on the number of COVID-19 patients at Health Sciences North. At noon on Friday, the HSN website reported 22 cases in the hospital, with eight assigned to the Intensive Care Unit. 

On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 3,947 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 24 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.