Algoma District drops back to a “Very Low Community Risk Level”

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In the latest report from #HowsMyFlattening?, a group led by University of Toronto members who publish analyses that provide further Ontario-specific insights as they monitor Ontario’s performance to flatten the curve, the Algoma District has receded back down to a “Very Low” community risk level for COVID-19 not seen since prior to the holidays. The case incidence (per 100,000 people) has fallen to 0.98 with a 0.3% positivity rate.

As of today at 3:30 p.m., the Algoma Public Health is reporting that a total of 82,660 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date which have resulted in 150 confirmed positive cases, 138 resolved and unfortunately 2 deaths. Currently there are 12 active cases with 1 person hospitalized.

Confirmed cases within the last 14 days across the Algoma District have been reported in Sault Ste. Marie and area, Central and East Algoma and Elliot Lake and area. North Algoma is the only area which has had no confirmed cases during the past couple of weeks.

Ontario’s Vaccination Progress

Also as of today 280,573 vaccine doses have been administered with 4,427 doses given yesterday. This represents 0.54% of the eligible population of Ontario.

How Does our Region Compare

We can all continue to do our part, helping to keep this trend headed in the right direction by:

  • Stay informed, be prepared, and follow public health advice
  • Discuss individual risk tolerance
  • Continue to practice good hygiene
  • Stay home and away from others if you’re feeling ill
  • Keep practicing physical distancing
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects
  • Stay home if you have a High of a serious illness
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Limit non-essential travel

 

Sources: Algoma Public Health and #HowsMyFlattening?