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Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Algoma

There are now four cases of the virus in the district

Two more Algoma residents have tested positive for COVID-19, only one of which is currently in the district. 

Algoma Public Health (APH) has confirmed the third case to be a man in his 60s who travelled to a Toronto health facility over one month ago and remains in its care. There are believed to be no exposures within the district related to this case. 

The fourth resident to test positive for COVID-19 is a woman in her 60s who recently returned from Florida in a private vehicle.

APH said the individual developed symptoms on March 23, returned to Algoma on March 25 and was tested for the virus March 26 at Sault Area Hospital's assessment centre. 

Since she returned home and following testing, APH said this individual has remained in self-isolation at home and with no public exposures. 

"As expected, we will keep seeing more and more people with COVID-19 in Algoma," said Dr. Jennifer Loo associate medical officer of health in a press release. 

To prevent uncontrolled person-to-person spread in our communities, Loo asks the public to practice social distancing, isolate if returning from a foreign country, and stay home if experiencing any symptoms of the virus. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing (shortness of breath).