COVID-19 update: Six more people have died, 56 COVID-19 patients are in the Sudbury hospital on Feb. 2

There are 24 active COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the Sudbury public health jurisdiction

Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) has reported six new COVID-related deaths have occurred since Monday. No specific details were revealed about the deaths.

There are now 86 local deaths reported by PHSD since the pandemic began in March 2020. So far this year, PHSD has reported 39 COVID-related deaths.

Sudbury’s Health Sciences North (HSN) reported there are now 56 active COVID-19 patients in the hospital, with eight of them in the Intensive Care Unit for Wednesday, Feb. 2.

The numbers being reported today are for the past two days, Tuesday and Wednesday. Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) no longer reports COVID case counts or other COVID-related statistics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on weekends or statutory holidays.

There are also 24 active outbreaks in the city, including eight separate outbreaks at the hospital. Across Ontario on Wednesday, there were 522 COVID patients in intensive care units in Ontario hospitals.

The health unit also reported there are now 616 active cases that are being monitored locally. Also, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 23 months ago, there have been 9,574 total COVID-19 cases confirmed locally. PHSD also said 8,958 of those cases are now resolved. More complete details are included on the daily COVID-19 public health summary.

As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said 164 new cases were reported to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, 18 new cases in the rural Sudbury district and 25 new cases for the Manitoulin district.

PHSD also reported general demographics each day about the age groups for people who are becoming infected.

Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are persons in the 20 to 39 age category with 3,480 total cases (An increase of 72 cases).

The next highest number was 2,341 for the 40-59 age group (An increase of 59).

There were also 2,019 cases for the 19 and under age group (An increase of 25).

Seniors in the 60 to 79 age group amounted to 1,176 cases total (An increase of 24).

People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 547 cases (An increase of 26).

In the Not Specified category, there were 11 cases, an increase of one since Monday.

Note: The numbers above might not correspond to other numbers being reported because the health unit does not report fresh numbers daily, as they happen. Some of the numbers are delayed.

With respect to COVID-19 testing, PHSD said there have been 381,457 total tests carried out locally since the pandemic began; an increase of 2,006 new tests since Monday’s report.

With respect to vaccination numbers, PHSD is now reporting percentages of people vaccinated rather than doses given. The percentage of area residents who are now fully vaccinated translates to 79.2 per cent of all people in the PHSD area.

The Sudbury health unit is reporting 24 outbreaks in the city. This includes eight separate outbreaks at the hospital, as well as at several long-term care homes and congregate living homes in the city.  More details can be found on the daily COVID summary page. Just scroll to the bottom of the summary page to COVID-19 Outbreaks. It also includes locations where outbreaks have been declared over.

Also, at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North, there were 56 patients with confirmed COVID-19 at the hospital, the hospital website reported. Eight of those COVID patients were in the intensive care unit. There were 12 other patients being investigated (tested) for COVID-19. None of those 12 patients were in the ICU.

On the provincial COVID-19 roster today, the Ontario government daily website reported 3,909 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province. This includes 522 COVID patients in intensive care.  Also today, the province reported 67 new COVID-19 deaths.

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