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No deaths, no one in ICU in latest local COVID-19 report

Public Health Sudbury reports 33 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital, 85 new COVID-19 cases and nine active outbreaks throughout the city

Public Health Sudbury and Districts has reported there 85 new COVID cases in the city and nine active outbreaks in several congregate care settings, which includes two separate outbreaks at the hospital. 

PHSD has also reported that 15,579 total accumulated cases have occurred in the Sudbury jurisdiction since the pandemic began. PHSD also reported that 15,381 of those cases have been resolved in the same time period. This means there are currently 198 known active cases in the health unit area.

These numbers are for the past three days. The health unit does not report COVID statistics on weekends. No new deaths were reported over the weekend. 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 51 new cases were reported to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, 29 new cases in the rural Sudbury district and five 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 5,463 total cases (An increase of 20 cases).

The next highest number was 4,125 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 21).

There were also 2,693 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of four).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 2,233 cases total (An increase of 24). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 1,056 cases (An increase of 16 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 428,786 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 508 since testing was last carried out and reported Monday. 

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 percent 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 nine active COVID outbreaks as of May 16. 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 Monday. There are no COVID patients in the intensive care unit. There were 11 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 the third floor South Tower as of May 9.

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 1,061 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. The province also reported 159 COVID patients are in intensive care units.  Also today, the province reported 10 COVID-19 deaths.