Update: Correction drops Sudbury area's COVID-19 case count to four

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts says a new case of COVID-19 was reported in error on Wednesday, as the individual who tested positive resides outside its service area.


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A data correction made Thursday, combined with one resolved case, dropped the total number of active cases to four.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, 2,176 cases have been detected in the Sudbury area, most of them in Greater Sudbury. A total of 31 people, all from Greater Sudbury, have died.

Public Health’s jurisdiction includes Greater Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and the District of Sudbury.

The health unit said 304 COVID tests were performed Tuesday, for a total of 266,542 since the pandemic began.

As for vaccinations, 224,647 doses had been given as of 4 p.m. July 21; 128,407 people have received one shot and 96,240 have received two shots and are now fully vaccinated.

The numbers also show that more than half the cases detected in the Sudbury area – 1,263 – were the result of being exposed to someone who had the virus.

Public Health is also advising anyone from the Sudbury area who worked at Baffinland Mary River Mine, located on Baffin Island, Nunavut, since April 30, 2021, of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19.

As a result, anyone within Public Health Sudbury and Districts territory who has returned from the Mary River Mine site since April 30 is asked to immediately self-isolate and contact Public Health for important information by calling 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1-866-522-9200).

Ontario, meanwhile, reported 135 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and four new deaths.

Of those new cases, 26 are in Toronto, 16 are in Peel Region, 13 are in Durham Region, 12 are in the Region of Waterloo, and 10 are in Middlesex-London.

There were nearly 20,800 tests completed the previous day.

There are 145 people in intensive care in hospitals due to COVID-related critical illness and 70 patients are on ventilators.

Almost 140,500 vaccine doses were administered the previous day.

A total of nearly 18.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been given out in the province.

— with files from Canadian Press

Twitter: @SudburyStar

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