Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the local jurisdiction for July 22. The health unit is also reporting there are now four active cases being monitored.
Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 16 months ago, there have been 2,176 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 2,172 of those cases have now been resolved. The details were outlined today on the PHSD website.
As an aside, the health unit also reported a minor discrepancy in Wednesday's case count. PHSD initially reported one new case, but it was from another jurisdiction. The error was corrected later in the day, on Wednesday.
PHSD also reports general demographics each day about the people who are becoming infected. No changes or increases were reported for today.
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, 266,826 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 226,354 vaccines given in the entire PHSD area. There are also 97,709 local residents who are now fully vaccinated.
PHSD is also reporting there are still six cases of "confirmed" variants of the COVID-19 virus, no change after several days.
There are 982 cases that are "screened positive" for variants of concern; no change in the past 24 hours.
PHSD said additional time is required to genetically-sequence the virus in a positive sample and confirm it as a COVID-19 variant of concern.
PHSD has also reported there are no current outbreaks declared in any local settings.
Also, at Sudbury's Health Sciences North, as of July 22 there are no patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, said the HSN website. In addition to this there are four admitted patients "being tested" for COVID-19. HSN said none of the patients being tested has been admitted to the ICU at this time.
On the provincial COVID-19 register today, the Ontario government daily website reported 185 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. Also today, the province reported seven new deaths had occurred in the past 24 hours.