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Public Health Sudbury reports four new COVID-19 cases for Sept. 28

There are now 44 active cases being monitored by local health officials in the Sudbury District.
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Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for Sept. 28.

The health unit is also reporting there are now 44 active cases being monitored.  

Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 18 months ago, there have been 2,430 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,386 of those cases are now resolved.

There are also 1,180 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" positive for variants of concern — an increase of four in the past 24 hours. The details were outlined on the PHSD website.

As for the possible location of new cases, PHSD said four cases were reported to have occurred in Greater Sudbury. 

With respect to the possible causes of recent cases, PHSD reported there was one case associated with an outbreak and three other cases that were close contact of a confirmed case.

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

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 813 total cases (No increase).

The next highest number was 608 cases for the 19 and under age group (No increase).

The next highest group number was 590 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (No increase).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 312 cases total (No increase). 

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 98 cases (No increase).

There was an increase of four in the category for not specified. 

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, 291,487 tests have been performed in the PHSD region; an increase of 785, since the last testing report.

With respect to new vaccinations, the health unit reported there are 255,920 total accumulated vaccines given in the local jurisdiction. This also includes 118,072 of those who are fully vaccinated.

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 Sept. 28, there was one patient with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the hospital website. No one was in the intensive care unit. In addition to this there were six admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said that one of the six patients being tested has been admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). 

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 466 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported nine new COVID-19 deaths. On Labour Day, Public Health Ontario reported there were six new cases and two new deaths.