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Sudbury health unit reports drop in the weekly COVID case count

There are eleven active outbreaks, which is down from the 13 outbreaks in Sudbury reported last Friday

With the third week of August wrapping up, Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) advises there were 194 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past week, a significant drop from the 254 cases reported last Friday.

The local risk index is still listed as moderate, just as it was a week ago.

One new death was reported on Monday. The total local death toll since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 is 164 deaths. There have been only five deaths since the beginning of August. 

Friday's health unit summary revealed there were 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. With the 61 new cases reported on Monday and the 55 cases reported on Wednesday, the weekly total came to 194.  The total last week was 254 new cases. 

The total number of cases for the Sudbury health jurisdiction since the pandemic began in March of 2020 is 17,790.  The largest number of those cases (6073) were people in the 20 to 39 age group. 

The PHSD summary also revealed there are 11 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.  

Health Sciences North is reporting 22 COVID-19 cases in the hospital, with one of those individuals in the Intensive Care Unit. The hospital also reports there is one active outbreak which is in the Medical Inpatient Overflow Unit, as of July 26.