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One new COVID-19 death reported by Sudbury health unit

Three outbreaks at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North, including one outbreak of Influenza-A
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) marked the end of November by revealing one new COVID-related death had occurred in the region. The health unit said that COVID-19 was not the underlying cause of death, but "contributed to" the death of the individual.

The death occurred in the Greater Sudbury district and marked the 11th death reported in the PHSD area in November. 

Between Oct. 1 and Oct.31, PHSD reported 10 COVID-related deaths. Since the pandemic was declared in March of 2020, PHSD has reported 196 local deaths. 

PHSD also reported 28 new COVID-19 cases have occurred in the local health jurisdiction since Monday's daily summary. The cumulative total of COVID cases in the past two years and eight months is 20,946.

The health unit also reported that 20,803 of those cases have been resolved over that same period of time. The majority of local cases — 6,804 — have occurred in the 20 to 39 age group.

There continue to be several COVID-19 outbreaks in the Sudbury health jurisdiction, in long-term care homes, retirement homes and other congregate settings. PHSD reported 11 recent outbreaks and said only six of those are still active.

At Health Sciences North on Wednesday there were 20 confirmed cases of COVID being treated with one patient assigned to the Intensive Care Unit.   

The hospital also reported that as of Wednesday, there were three outbreaks at HSN, as follows:

  • COVID-19 outbreak on level 4 of the North tower, RLHC (declared Oct. 7).
  • Influenza A outbreak on level 4 of the North tower, RLHC (declared Nov. 29)
  • COVID-19 outbreak on level 8 of the North tower, RLHC (declared Nov. 30)

The hospital also reminds the public that units where there is an active COVID outbreak have no Designated Care Partners/Visitors allowed. An exception may be considered for compassionate reasons or end-of-life.

Also, as of Nov. 30 the COVID Risk Index for Sudbury was still in the Moderate category.