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Public Health Sudbury reports 82 new COVID-19 cases for Nov. 29

Health unit says it is now monitoring 287 active COVID-19 cases across the Sudbury District

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for Nov. 29. This includes the case totals for Saturday and Sunday, which are not regularly reported by PHSD. There is also a new outbreak reported at a local high school.

The health unit is also reporting there are now 251 active cases that are being monitored. Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 20 months ago, there have been 3,801 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 3,514 of those cases are now resolved. Details are in the daily PHSD summary.

As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said 77 new cases were reported to have occurred in Greater Sudbury, one case in the rural Sudbury District and four cases were assigned to the Manitoulin District.

With respect to the possible causes of new and recent cases, PHSD reported nine new cases related to outbreak, 57 new cases related to close contact of confirmed cases, 22 cases with no known epidemiological link and a decrease of six cases that were under investigation.  

PHSD also reported general demographics each day about the ages of people who are becoming infected.  

Epidemiological data showed the majority of accumulated local cases are people in the 20 to 39 age category with 1,339 total cases (An increase of 17).

There were also 984 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of 28).

The next highest number was 895 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 20).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 442 cases total (An increase of 17). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 133 cases (No increase).

There were no cases listed in the unspecified age category.

Note: The numbers above might not correspond to other numbers being reported because the health unit does not report fresh numbers daily, as they happen. Some of the numbers are delayed.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, PHSD said there have been 325,035 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 911 since the last report on Friday.  

With respect to vaccination numbers, PHSD is now reporting percentages of people vaccinated rather than doses given. Of those age five and over 73.9 per cent of people in the PHSD area. 

PHSD said additional data on vaccines will be produced in the weekly detailed vaccination report which is issued on Tuesdays.  

The health unit has also reported there are several active local outbreaks and several recent exposure risks. This includes an outbreak reported Saturday for Lockerby Composite School.   More details can be found on the daily COVID summary page. Just scroll to the bottom of the summary page to COVID-19 Outbreaks. It also includes locations where outbreaks have been declared over. 

Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, there were 23 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the hospital website. Seven of those patients were in the intensive care unit.  In addition to this there were four admitted patients being tested for COVID-19. HSN said none of the four patients was admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit).

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 788 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported two new COVID-19 deaths.