Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reports six new cases of COVID-19 for today, Tuesday May 11.
PHSD also said there are now 79 active cases being monitored by public health officials.
Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 14 months ago, there have been 2024 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 1,945 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 five cases were found in the Greater Sudbury area and one in the Manitoulin District.
In terms of possible causes of the new and recent cases, PHSD reported four cases were linked to close contact of confirmed cases, one case is travel related, and two cases have no known epidemiological link.
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 661 total cases (an increase of three).
The next highest group number was 513 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (an increase of one).
The next highest number was 470 cases for the 19 and under age group (an increase of two).
Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 289 cases total (no increase), and people aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 91 cases (no increase).
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.
With respect to COVID-19 testing, 243,014 tests had been performed in the PHSD region as of May 10; no increase in 24 hours.
As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a total of 89,900 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area as of May 11 at 4 p.m.
PHSD is also reporting there are now six cases of "confirmed" variants of the COVID-19 virus. No change there after several days.
There are 863 cases that are "screened positive" for variants of concern; an increase of five in 24 hours.
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.
PHSD has also reported no new outbreaks in the area Tuesday, but there are still three active COVID-19 outbreaks in the city. This includes one outbreak at Vale's Totten Mine, one outbreak at Health Sciences North (Sixth Floor, South Tower) and one outbreak at the Sudbury Jail.
Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of May 11 there are 10 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital. As reported on the HSN website, this included three COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Some of those patients may have been transferred in from hospitals and other healthcare venues in Southern Ontario. In addition to this there are six admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. None 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 2,073 new confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported 15 new deaths had occurred in the previous 24 hours.