Algoma District COVID-19 Risk Level Improving


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 0.85 with a 0.36% positivity rate.

As of today at 1:15 p.m., the Algoma Public Health is reporting that a total of 93,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date which have resulted in 193 confirmed positive cases; 9 active, 184 resolved and sadly 3 deaths. Currently there is 1 person hospitalized.

Confirmed cases within the last 14 days across the Algoma District have been reported in all areas including Sault Ste. Marie and area, Central and East Algoma, Elliot Lake and area and North Algoma.

Algoma Public Health follows up on reports of suspected and/or confirmed outbreaks of enteric and respiratory illnesses in retirement, long-term care homes, hospital and other institutions covered under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The F.J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie is currently the only institution which has an active outbreak declared. Four other institutional outbreaks which have been previously declared are now resolved.

In collaboration with the Algoma Public Health Unit, an outbreak may be declared over when there are no new cases in residents or staff after 14 days (maximum incubation period) from the latest of:

  • Date of isolation of the last resident case; OR
  • Date of illness onset of the last resident case; OR
  • Date of last shift at work for last staff case.

Where We Stand on Ontario’s Vaccination Progress

Vaccine Doses Given to Date: 501,867
Vaccine Doses Given Yesterday: 12,383
Percentage of Eligible Population Vaccinated: 1.77%


Sources: Algoma Public Health | How’s My Flattening?


  1. going by governments own stats and criteria Algoma should be definitely in the green zone. Enough of the panic and hysteria that is affecting less than 3% of the population

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