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

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COVID-19 in Algoma

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district to bring the total of confirmed cases to nine. A woman in her 40s was tested on April 3rd and contracted the virus due to close contact while travelling internationally.

She is currently in self-isolation.

March 23, 2020 flight information:
  • London, UK into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Air Canada flight AC 869. Passengers in rows 18-22 and flight crew that may have served these rows are considered close contacts of the confirmed case.
  • Toronto into Greater Sudbury’s Airport on Air Canada AC 8611. Passengers in rows 14-18 and flight crew that may have served these rows are considered close contacts of the confirmed case.
  • These individuals in addition to all people who have travelled outside of Canada are directed to self-isolate for 14 days from their arrival in Canada. If you have travelled to Canadian or Ontario communities outside Algoma, especially to places where COVID-19 is spreading locally, stay home for 14 days.

The Public Health Agency of Canada posts information on COVID-19 exposures on flights, cruise ships and mass gatherings.

Visit the SaultOnline Flatten the Curve page for up to date COVID-19 information as well as links to credible resources.

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