Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reports 10 new cases of COVID-19 for today, Tuesday May 4.
PHSD also said there are now 86 active cases being monitored by public health officials.
Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 13 months ago, there have been 1,975 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 1,889 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 nine cases were found in the Greater Sudbury area, and one case was linked to the wider Sudbury district.
In terms of possible causes of the new and recent cases, PHSD reported six cases linked to close contact of a confirmed case and four cases listed as 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 644 total cases (an increase of three).
The next highest group number was 499 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (an increase of three).
The next highest number was 458 cases for the 19 and under age group (an increase of three).
Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 284 cases total (an increase of one), and people aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 90 cases (no change). 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, 239,699 tests have been performed in the PHSD region as of Tuesday, May 4.
As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a total of 80,902 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area as of May 4 at 4 p.m.
VARIANTS OF CONCERN
PHSD is also reporting there are now six cases of "confirmed" variants of the COVID-19 virus.
There are 817 cases that are "screened positive" for variants of concern; no change.
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.
At Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of May 4 there are 14 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital. As reported on the HSN website, this included eight COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Some of those patients may have been transferred in from hospitals and other health care venues in Southern Ontario. In addition to this there are 13 admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. One of those patients has been admitted to the ICU at this time.
On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 2,791 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 25 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.