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Sudbury health unit reports 72 new cases in the city

Total number of COVID-19 cases this week is down from the total reported last week, but the risk index is listed as high
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Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) reported Friday there 72 new cases of COVID-19. This was the same number reported last Friday. 

With the 69 new cases reported on Monday and 52 new cases reported on Wednesday, the weekly total comes to 193, which is a drop from the 216 that were reported last Friday.  

The total number of COVID-19 cases for the Sudbury health jurisdiction since the pandemic began in March of 2020 is 18,694; 18,448 of those cases already resolved.

This means more than 98 per cent of all the local cases are resolved. The largest number of those cases (6285) were people in the 20 to 39 age group. 

Also this week, the health unit boosted its Risk Index from Moderate to High. 

PHSD also reported four new deaths this week that are believed to be COVID related. This means the total number of local deaths in the past 30 months is now at 173.

The PHSD summary also revealed there are 17 active COVID-19 outbreaks in the Greater Sudbury area. This involves outbreaks in local long-term care homes, the hospital, retirement homes and other congregate settings. This is a drop from the 21 outbreaks reported last Friday.  

Health Sciences North is reporting 37 COVID-19 cases in the hospital, with none of those individuals in the Intensive Care Unit.  This is a drop from the 47 cases one week ago. 

HSN currently is monitoring the three active COVID-19 outbreaks as follows:

  • 8 North, RLHC (declared August 23, 2022)
  • 7 North, RLHC (declared September 1, 2022)
  • Reactivation Care Unit, Lodge 2, RLHC (declared September 7, 2022)