APH Confirms Five New Cases of COVID-19 Locally

COVID-19 in Algoma

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

Important Information:

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.


  1. Now there are cases at Maple View. I think the blame for the new cases rests squarely on the selfish people that travelled to Sault Ste. Marie from other areas to celebrate Christmas. You know who you are, and those that hosted visitors should be ashamed. If there are deaths, it is a small community, and easy to contact trace the blame. Hope you had a good Xmas dinner.

    • And I will bet that when you go to the store for groceries that you put a mask on, Ken, ’cause you are gonna starve if you don’t. Putting a mask on when it’s convenient for you is OK, but what about doing it when it’s better for the world at large ??? Not in my backyard syndrome kicks in???

  2. And this is why the 14 day lockdown should have started before Christmas and not on Boxing day. People who think they are invincible and careless are the reason for this. What is so hard about “Stay Home” and “Only essential travel”. I guess some people just can’t comprehend the most basics of instructions. Honestly, at this point in the game, privacy should not even be an option. We need to start holding people accountable. And what is with the “unknown exposure” reason. They either get it from someone they know but don’t want to rat on them or they failed to properly sanitize after going out in the public. If everyone in the household stayed home and followed public health instructions, they wouldn’t have contracted covid. Its pure recklessness.

      • Get your head out of the clouds and he wouldn’t have to yell at them.

        You laugh now but wait until you need to use the hospital for anything from the trivial to an emergency. We were short on beds in the best of times.

      • Words of wisdom from Jim, the anti-masker… Wonder if any of this could have anything to do with the ill-advised basket ball thing.. And I don’t care how APH tries to cover it up, it was a totally stupid thing to do.. Guess it all depends on who you know in this town.. Wonder if the next mayor is gonna like strip clubs?? Lets put the next one down on the waterfront by city hall…
        probably the only real action you will ever see in that area…LOL…

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