New confirmed case of COVID-19 in Algoma

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COVID-19 in Algoma

The Algoma Public Health is advising of a new confirmed case of COVID-19 here in the Algoma District. The person was tested on May 10 and is reported to being currently self-isolating.

This makes it the 17th confirmed case with 13 cases having been resolved to date out of a total of 5,524 tests.

Close contacts have been notified and the APH is advising residents to remain vigilant with practicing physical distancing. Unknown exposure, as is with this case, is evidence of ongoing spread in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area. Any close contact could be a possible exposure and remains possible in all regions of Algoma.

Total confirmed cases by area of residence

Algoma Region Any residents who have tested positive for COVID-19? Any evidence of local community spread?
Central & East  Algoma Yes (less than 5) Possible/Likely:
evidence of community spread is present in other areas of Algoma and in neighbouring public health units
Elliot Lake & Area Yes (less than 5) Possible/Likely:
evidence of community  spread is present in other areas of Algoma and in neighbouring public health units
North Algoma No Possible/Likely:
evidence of community  spread is present in other areas of Algoma and in neighbouring public health units
 Sault Ste. Marie &  Area Yes (13) Yes
  Updated: May 14, 2020 (4:50 p.m.)

 

Visit the SaultOnline COVID-19, Flatten the Curve page for more information and links to credible resources.

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