Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for July 23. The health unit is also reporting there are now six active cases being monitored.
Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 16 months ago, there have been 2,178 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,172 of those cases have now been resolved. The details were outlined on the PHSD website.
In terms of where the new cases might have occurred, PHSD said there was one new case in Greater Sudbury and one new case in the Manitoulin District.
Also two new cases were suspected of being caused by close contact with other cases.
PHSD also reports general demographics each day about the people who are becoming infected. No changes or increases were reported, other than an increase of two unspecified cases.
Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 713 total cases (no increase).
The next highest group number was 547 cases for the 40 to 59 age group (no increase).
The next highest number was 519 cases for the 19 and under age group (no increase).
Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 302 cases total (no increase).
People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 95 cases (no increase).
With respect to COVID-19 testing, 267,094 tests have been performed in the PHSD region; an increase of 284 in 24 hours.
As for local vaccinations, PHSD reported a cumulative total of 227,103 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area. There are also 98,370 local residents who are now fully vaccinated.
There are also now 996 cases that are "confirmed or presumed to be" for variants of concern; an increase of eight in 24 hours.
This is a change from previous reporting on COVID-19 variants where some cases were confirmed and other cases were merely screened. Both categories are now reported together.
PHSD has also reported there are no current outbreaks declared in any local settings.
Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of July 23 there are no patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the HSN website. In addition to this there is one admitted patient "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said the patient being tested has not been admitted to the ICU at this time.
On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 192 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported one new death had occurred in the past 24 hours.