Algoma Public Health is reporting a new COVID-19 case in a resident in the Algoma district

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COVID-19 in Algoma

Algoma Public Health is reporting a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Algoma District. The resident was tested on September 19 and is currently self-isolating.

The cause of the exposure is stated as due to “international travel” with close contacts having been notified. The location of this case in the Algoma District has not been reported.

To date, there have been 34,711 people tested in the Algoma District with 32 of those confirmed positive. Of the 32 people testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, all but 2 cases have been resolved.

As per the Algoma Health Unit:

  • all Algoma residents must continue to practice physical distancing because any close contact could be a possible exposure;
  • indoor private gatherings are limited to 10 people or less by law;
  • masks or face coverings must be worn in all indoor public places in Algoma and they should also be worn in other settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.