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Public Health Sudbury and Districts reports another death and six new COVID-19 cases in the city

Health unit says there are now only 86 active cases being monitored locally 

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city. There is also another local death related to the outbreak at the Amberwood Suites retirement home in Sudbury. This means there have been nine deaths in the Sudbury health jurisdiction since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

PHSD also reported there are now 86 active cases now being monitored. This is a drop of the 91 active cases reported on Saturday. Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, there have been 519 total COVID-19 cases reported to the Sudbury health unit, with 433 of those cases being resolved.

PHSD said Sunday no further information about the death at Amberwood was to be released at this time.

With respect to local geography,the PHSD daily update page also reported that six new cases were deemed to have occurred within the Greater Sudbury Area.

In terms of possible causes of the new cases, PHSD reported two new cases related to outbreak, seven new cases that were the result of close contact with a confirmed case, one case was travel related, five other cases were listed as information pending or missing and one case was described as no known epidemiological link. These numbers do not correspond with the current case count numbers because the health unit does not indicate when the causes are determined or how long it takes to post the cause numbers on its website. 

In terms of age groups, PHSD reported there were six cases for the 19 and younger age group, two cases for the 20- to 39 age group and two cases for the 40 to 59 age group.  Like the category that defines the causes of COVID-19 locally, the health unit number do not correspond with the daily case counts. 

On the provincial COVID-19 report today,  for Sunday January 31, 2021,the Ontario government daily website reported there were 1848 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province.  Also today, the province reported 43 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours. 

NOTE: The provincial total for Sunday January 31 includes roughly 300 additional cases due a data catch-up from January 30. This catch-up impacts overall case counts for Ontario, said the daily update page.