New confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by Algoma Public Health

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COVID-19 in Algoma

The Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district. A male in his 40s was tested on April 22nd and is currently self-isolating after contracting the virus due to close contact.

This marks the 13th confirmed case in the Algoma District. To date, a total of 1,772 people have been tested with 1,328 tests returned negative and 431 still pending results. A total of 9 confirmed cases are reported to have been resolved.

Algoma Public Health is indicating that 9 confirmed cases are in Sault Ste. Marie and area with evidence of community spread. Elliot Lake and area is listed as having less than 5 confirmed cases, Central and East also listed with less than 5 and North Algoma has yet to have seen a confirmed case to date.

 

Central & East Algoma includes: Blind River, Bruce Mines, Hilton, Hilton Beach, Huron Shores, Jocelyn, Johnson, Mississauga First Nation, Plummer Additional, St. Joseph, Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional, The North Shore, Thessalon, Thessalon First Nation

Elliot Lake & Area includes: Elliot Lake, Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, Serpent River First Nation, Spanish

North Algoma includes: Dubreuilville, Michipicoten First Nation, Missinabie Cree First Nation, Wawa, White River

Sault Ste. Marie & Area includes: Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Laird, Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, Prince, Sault Ste. Marie

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  1. My apologies Tiffany.. one of my comments last night seems to have ‘triggered’ a few unintended emotional responses, I am admittedly a little over-emotional myself when it comes to seniors & the exploitation of our community’s most vulnerable populations.

    The 431 ‘pending’ cases are a little unsettling.. I’m wondering if our newly acquired test-kits are producing ‘false-positive’ results. I believe the US recently discovered that up to as many as 80% of the tests were coming back as a false-positive or as a false-negative.

    Which would make this ‘pandemic’ the largest blunder in human history.

    Maybe this is something Sault Online could look into for us.?

  2. My apologies Tiffany.. one of my comments last night seems to have ‘triggered’ a few unintended emotional responses, I am admittedly a little over-emotional myself when it comes to seniors & the exploitation of our community’s most vulnerable populations.

    The 431 ‘pending’ cases are a little unsettling.. I’m wondering if our newly aquired test-kits are producing ‘false-positives’ results. I believe the US recently discovered that up to as many as 80% of the tests were coming back as a false-positive or as a false-negative.

    Which would make this ‘pandemic’ the largest blunder in human history.

    Maybe this is something Craig could look into for us..

  3. Ok here’s one for the ‘We’re all going to die.!!’ people out there..

    Why are ‘they’ not subtracting the number of recovered cases from the number of confirmed cases.. don’t strain yourselves, the answer is pretty simple.

    It would be absolutely insane to ‘lock down’ all of Algoma for four cases, wouldn’t it.. I’ve actually heard people calling for ‘Road-Blocks’ in & out of the city. Enough is enough already, if you’re scared I get it.. but seriously people take a hard honest look at what’s happening here.

    Yes we’ve had ’13’ THIRTEEN cases in all of Algoma since this began.. nine of those cases have recovered now & thank gawd, NO-ONE has actually died. More people will die from the stress & fear, then will die from Covid-19. Think about this.. just for a minute. it’s time to wake up now, just sayin’.

    Strange daze indeed..

    • William Allard we have such a low amount of cases BECAUSE of social distancing duh
      It would of spread much more readily if precaution wasn’t taken. That’s the whole point

    • William Allard no one said I was scared, just stating fact
      People spread germs and this one happens to cause a severe strain on the healthcare system
      It’s not about getting sick or not it’s about flattening the curve so we aren’t all sick at the same time

    • Causing ‘a severe strain on our health care system’ well that certainly would explain all the ‘dancing nurses’ out there.. the fact is, that more people have died this week from an std, suicide, smoking, opiates, heart disease, cancer, car accidents, diabetes & or not to diminish the facts or statistics surrounding clinical depressions.. why do we not see our nurses out there ‘dancing’ for these people.?

  4. Ok here’s one for the ‘We’re all going to die.!!’ people out there..

    Why are ‘they’ not subtracting the number of recovered cases from the number of confirmed cases.. don’t strain yourselves, the answer is pretty simple.

    It would be absolutely insane to ‘lock down’ all of Algoma for four cases, wouldn’t it.. I’ve actually heard people calling for ‘Road-Blocks’ in & out of the city. Enough is enough already, if you’re scared I get it.. but seriously people take a hard honest look at what’s happening here.

    Yes we’ve had ’13’ THIRTEEN cases in all of Algoma since this began.. nine of those cases have recovered now & thank gawd, NO-ONE has actually died. More people will die from the stress & fear, then will die from Covid-19. Think about this.. just for a minute. it’s time to wake up now, just sayin’.

    Strange daze indeed..

  5. cause people might start thinking why should i isolate if there are no cases ( witch is a valid question ) …ford said it wouldnt be fair too southern ontario if they opened up the north first

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