APH reports two new cases of COVID-19 in the Algoma District

COVID-19 in Algoma

Algoma Public Health has just reported two new cases of COVID-19 here in the Algoma District due to close contact. Both residents are currently self-isolating with close contacts having been notified.

Although the location of these two cases within the Algoma District has not been reported, the APH website states that “Exposure is evidence of community spread in southern Ontario”. This marks the 36th and 37th reported cases within our district.

APH would like to remind residents in the 21 communities across the Algoma District of the following:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Limit/know and track your close contacts
  • If you feel sick, stay home
  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Wear a mask in enclosed public space

There have been 46,896 tests administered to date across the Algoma District with 37 residents having tested positive. Of those tested positive, 32 have been in the Sault Ste. Marie area with the remainder in Central and East Algoma. There have been no positive cases reported in North Algoma.


  1. ok this virus is not going away any time soon so might just be time quit panicing, there will never be a vaccine, we will just learn to manage this virus as they have with HIV. Now im not sure but when they try to tell us no thanksgiving or halloween, and soon to be no Christmas but yet put thousands of kids in school, let infected people fly from all over the world to canada…..maybe it is time to question the health and political people.

  2. I totally agree! And why for the life of me, are we allowing anyone internationally to come to Canada. The border is closed. Anyone who chooses to travel internationally for pleasure, business or work, should be required to have their own medical insurance and not rely on our health care system to pay for their idiotic decisions, AND if they infect anyone else, make them liable for those peoples financial burdens and health care expenses too, on top of getting charged for unlawfully endangering life for each person they infect. As for international students, just say NO. By taking in international students, we are saying that making money for colleges and universities is more important than the safety and health of the Canadian public. We need to enforce the “only essential service” travel and keep the borders closed to all others, PERIOD!

    • The border is NOT closed, that was a complete lie. The data is out there indicating just how many covid cases were due to international travel for the past several months.
      I personally know of a few locals from Sault Ste Marie that were traveling through a few countries in the UE for vacation this past summer. Can’t take anything the federal government says at face value.

  3. Ok, so case 36 and 37 were from southern Ontario, why in the blue blazes can we not have a border between northern Ontario and southern Ontario, this solidly endorses my reasoning!!! Southern Ontario residents stay in southern Ontario!!!! I have a neighbor who bought the house by me, they travel back and forth, from southern Ontario to here every week. I truly believe a north/south border would eliminate cases here in algoma!

    • Funny, if you go to the source is says “source undetermined, evidence of community spread in Northern Ontario, exposure is evidence of community spread in southern Ontario”
      Living in Sault Ste Marie is like being on the Truman Show – feeding us bits & pieces to keep us in fear of leaving.

      • That’s what’s happening…keeping us in the dark about what’s actually going on thereby instilling fear. Everyone is scared and it should not be that way.

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