December 3, 2023

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported just 33 new cases of COVID-19 on the weekend.

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A total of 28 of the cases were from Greater Sudbury; three were from the District of Sudbury and two from Manitoulin Island.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Public Health has detected 15,838 cases of COVID-19 in the Sudbury-Manitoulin area. Of those, 150 have died directly or indirectly because of the virus.

In another sign COVID is easing in the Sudbury area, the health unit said it had 94 active cases on Monday, compared to 131 on Friday, when it last provided updated numbers.

Public Health also said 32 patients were in a Sudbury-area hospital with COVID-19, compared to 35 on Friday. Only six of those patients were admitted because of the virus; the others have COVID but are in hospital for another reason.

Five patients with COVID are in intensive care unit, compared to four on Friday.

Another 21 patients have been tested for the virus and are waiting for results.

Health unit staff is dealing with five public outbreaks, including one at Health Sciences North, Floor 9 North. The others are at retirement homes and long-term care facilities.

The vaccination rate in the region remains steady at 81.8 per cent. Vaccination efforts continue this week and include:

Tuesday, May 31

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Freshwater Community Church (old Mindemoya Missionary Church), Manitoulin Island. Sagamok Anishnawbek Multi-Education Centre (mobile bus clinic), Southridge Mall, Greater Sudbury.

Wednesday, June 1

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Appointment and walk-in clinics: Espanola Regional Recreation Complex, Southridge Mall, Wiikwemkoong Recreation Centre (mobile bus clinic).

Thursday, June 2

Appointment and walk-in clinics: New Sudbury Centre, York Street Parking Lot (corner of York and Paris streets), Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic).

Friday, June 3

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Lansdowne Public School, Sudbury routine immunization for those 12 to 18 years old will also be available, by appointment only (hepatitis B, meningococcal, human papillomavirus virus, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis); Southridge Mall, Wahnapitae Ball Field, (mobile bus clinic).

Saturday, June 4

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Garson Community Centre and Arena, (dedicated youth booster dose appointments). Science North, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic).

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