Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for October 13. One new outbreak was reported by PHSD at a pub in downtown Sudbury.
The health unit is also reporting there are 73 active cases being monitored.
Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 19 months ago, there have been 2,530 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,455 of those cases are now resolved.
There are also 1,256 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern — an increase of three new cases in the past 24 hours. The details were outlined on the PHSD website.
As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said three new cases were reported to have occurred in Greater Sudbury, and one new case in the rural Sudbury district and two cases under investigation.
With respect to the possible causes, PHSD reported there were four cases related to close contact of confirmed cases, and two new cases with no known epidemiological link. There was also a decrease reported for two cases under investigation.
PHSD also reported general demographics each day about the ages of people who are becoming infected. No changes were reported.
Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 862 total cases (No increase).
The next highest number was 635 cases for the 19 and under age group (No increase).
The next highest group number was 608 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (No increase).
Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 318 cases total (No increase).
People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 99 cases (No increase).
Four new cases were listed in the unspecified 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 298,775 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 311 in the past 24 hours.
With respect to new vaccinations, the health unit reported there are 262,229 total accumulated vaccines given in the local jurisdiction. This also includes 121,018 of those who are fully vaccinated.
PHSD also revealed one new outbreak was reported at Pedlar’s Pub and Eatery in downtown Sudbury. No information was provided on whether this involved customers or staff members.
The health unit has also reported several local outbreaks and several recent exposure risks. The details can be found on the daily COVID summary page.
Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of Oct. 13, there are two patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the hospital website. One patient was in the intensive care unit. In addition to this there were nine admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said none of those nine patients being tested had been admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit).
On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 306 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths.