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No new COVID-19 cases reported by Public Health Sudbury for July 19

There are only four active known cases being monitored by local health officials in the region
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts. (File)

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported zero new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for July 19. The health unit is also reporting there are still four active cases being monitored.

The zero case count has occurred 14 times since the beginning of July. 

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 16 months ago, there have been 2,175 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,171 of those cases have now been resolved. The details were outlined on the PHSD website

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 713 total cases (no increase).

The next highest group number was 545 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (no increase).

The next highest number was 517 cases for the 19 and under age group (no increase).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 302 cases total (no increase). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 94 cases (no increase).

There continues to be four newer cases in the "unspecified" category. No change in 24 hours. 

With respect to COVID-19 testing, 265,832 tests have been performed in the PHSD region, an increase of 322 in 24 hours.

As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a cumulative total of 220,561 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area. There are also 92,473 local residents who are now fully vaccinated.  

PHSD is also reporting there are still six cases of "confirmed" variants of the COVID-19 virus, no change after several days.

There are 979 cases that are "screened positive" for variants of concern; no increase in the past 24 hours. 

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.

PHSD has also reported there are no current outbreaks declared in any local settings.

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of July 19 there are no patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the HSN website. In addition to this there are four admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said none of the patients being tested has been admitted to the ICU at this time.

On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 130 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported zero new deaths had occurred in the past 24 hours.