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Public Health Sudbury reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 for Sept. 13

There are now 47 active cases being monitored by local health officials
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 for today, Sept. 13. This includes any new cases reported over the weekend, when PHSD doesn't provide case count updates.

PHSD also said there are now 47 active cases being monitored by public health officials.  

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases, there have been 2,343 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,296 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 10 cases were found in the Greater Sudbury area, and one was found in the Manitoulin District.

In terms of possible causes of the new and recent cases, PHSD reported six cases are close contact of a confirmed case, and two cases have unknown exposure. Three cases are under investigation.

There are also 1,115 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern, an increase of 12 cases. 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 787 total cases (an increase of five).

The next highest group number was 576 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (an increase of one).

The next highest number was 569 cases for the 19 and under age group (and increase of four).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 309 cases total (no increase), and people aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 97 cases (an increase of one). 

There were also no 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.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, 284,835 tests have been performed in the PHSD region as of Sept. 13, an increase of 368 since the last PHSD test report. 

As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a total of 250,365 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area as of Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. Of those, 135,485 people have received their first dose, while 114,880 are fully vaccinated. In terms of wasted doses, PHSD reports 357 doses wasted, or 0.14 per cent of the total. Public Health Sudbury has received 267,430 total doses as of Sept. 13.  

PHSD has also reported there are no active outbreaks in the area.

However, the health unit has advised the public of potential exposure risks at SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse, NORCAT Sudbury - federal voting poll station, East Side Mario’s Sudbury, Wacky Wings Sudbury, and Cora Breakfast and Lunch Sudbury.

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of Sept. 13, there was one patient with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital. As reported on the HSN website, this includes one COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In addition, there is one case currently under investigation, but none in the ICU. 

On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 600 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported four new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.