December 10, 2023

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts on Monday reported 85 new cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths, and no patients in the ICU.

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The region saw a drop of 47 cases since Friday, bringing the current number of active COVID-19 cases for Sudbury-Manitoulin down from 245 to 198.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, 15,579 people across the region have contracted the virus. A total of 145 people have died either directly or indirectly from the virus, according to the health unit’s data.

No new deaths were reported over the weekend.

There has also been a drop in the number of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19. Currently, 33 patients have the virus, a drop of 14 from last Friday. Of those patients, 11 were admitted because of COVID-19, while the other 22 were admitted for other reasons.

The two patients who remained in the ICU with confirmed COVID-19 on Friday have since been released. There are currently no patients with COVID-19 in the ICU.

Since Friday, two new COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared across the region, one in Health Sciences North, and one in a long-term care facility, the Espanola Nursing Home.

Despite the new outbreaks, nine previously declared outbreaks have now been declared over.

There are currently 10 active COVID-19 outbreaks across the Sudbury-Manitoulin region.

To date, 81.8 per cent of Sudbury-Manitoulin residents have received at least two shots and are fully vaccinated. Vaccination efforts continue this week. The clinics include:

Tuesday, May 17

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Berean Baptist Church, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic); Markstay Public School; Webbwood Public Library.

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Wednesday, May 18

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Espanola Regional Recreation Complex; N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, Greater Sudbury; Southridge Mall, Greater Sudbury; Wiikwemkoong Recreation Centre, Manitoulin Island (mobile bus clinic).

Thursday, May 19

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Dowling Leisure Centre; Main Public Library, Greater Sudbury; NEMI Recreation Centre, Little Current, Manitoulin Island; Sagamok Anishnawbek Multi-Educational Centre, (mobile bus clinic).

Friday, May 20

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Garson Mall, (mobile bus clinic); New Sudbury Centre; Southridge Mall.

Saturday, May 21

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Centennial Community Centre and Arena, Hanmer; Interpaving Plaza, 1099 Marcus Drive, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic).

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