Algoma Public Health is reporting five (5) new cases of COVID-19. Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health, you are not considered a close contact.
Details of the confirmed cases:
Case #66 – Cause of exposure due to international travel, Self-Isolating, tested on Dec 28, 2020
Case #67 – Cause of exposure unknown, Self-Isolating, tested on Dec 29, 2020
Case #68 – Cause of exposure due to close contact, Self-Isolating, tested on Dec 31, 2020
Case #69 – Cause of exposure due to close contact, Self-Isolating, tested on Dec 31, 2020
Case #70 – Casue of exposure unknown, Self-Isolating, tested on Dec 29, 2020
View current situation in Algoma<http://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/#algoma> and the updated status of cases in Algoma<http://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/current-status-covid-19/>.
Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 14 days include:
- Central and East Algoma
- Sault Ste. Marie and area
Definitions under exposure category:
- Unknown exposure means the person did not have recent international travel or close contact with a known confirmed case. How the person acquired the virus is not known.
- Close contact means the person acquired their infection through close contact with a known confirmed case. For example, living together with a case, or spending more than 15 minutes with a case while less than 2 metres apart, are considered high risk close contact exposures.
- International travel means the person acquired their infection from travel outside of Canada.