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Public Health Sudbury reports the region’s 28th COVID-19 related death

Last death related to the pandemic was reported April 28
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Public Health Sudbury & Districts. (File)

 Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported one new COVID-19 related death May 2.

This is the region’s 28th death associated with the pandemic and the first death since April 28.

The health unit offered its condolences to the loved ones and caregivers of the person who passed away, and, as has become standard practice with these announcements, stated no further details would be provided out of respect for the family.

Public Health Sudbury also reported 14 new cases in the region over the weekend. 

There were also 14 cases that resolved over the same period, bringing the total active case count as of Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. to 80. 

Provincially, Public Health Ontario reported a total of 7,101 new cases of COVID-19 for Saturday and Sunday. The province reported 7,911 recoveries over the same period, as well as 52 deaths.37,200 active cases, which is down from 37,438 yesterday. 

As of Sunday afternoon, 1,961 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 2,152 reported Saturday. Of those, there are 895 patients in intensive care units because of COVID-19 (down from 900 Saturday) and 615 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 637 reported Saturday). 

The province reported 45,301 tests were processed yesterday. 

There were 76,685 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on May 1, down from 107,700 administered on April 30. As of 8 p.m. on May 1, the province reported 5,324,369 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered. In total, 375,280 people have been fully vaccinated.