Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sault area including international travel

COVID-19 in Algoma

The Algoma Public Health is reporting two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. Both are from Sault Ste. Marie and area.

Additionally, anyone who travelled on the flights below, in the indicated rows should contact their local public health unit.

Flight Date: March 9, 2021
  • Air India flight AI 1102 from Ahmedabad to New Dehli, passengers in rows 1-7 and flight crew that may have served these rows are considered close contacts.
  • Air India flight AI 187 from New Dehli to Toronto, passengers in rows C36 – C42 and flight crew that may have served these rows are considered close contacts.

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.

Cases #202 and 203 are reported to be self-isolating:

  • Case #202 with cause of exposure international travel after tested Mar. 10, 2021
  • Case #203 with cause of exposure unknown after tested Mar. 11, 2021

Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 14 days include:

  • Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • Central and East Algoma
  • Elliot Lake and area

The status of COVID in Algoma:

104,770 203 6 (2) 1 197 4
Updated: March 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m.


(1) That Algoma Public Health is aware of.

(2) Algoma residents who have confirmed COVID-19 infection.

*The number in brackets are active cases in non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma. These cases are not counted as part of Algoma’s confirmed case count. APH conducts contact tracing and monitoring of self-isolation for all cases within Algoma.

(3) Patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes any persons who are deceased.

  • These data sets are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
  • Confirmed positives will be reported as soon as publicly available.

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.


Critical Actions:

  • Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others.
  • Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with. Outside of home, practice physical distancing at all times by staying 2 metres away from other people.
  • As of December 21, 2020, as part of the Provincewide Shutdown the Chief Medical Officer of Health is advising all Ontarians to stay home as much as possible, with trips outside the home limited to necessities such as food, medication, medical appointments, or supporting vulnerable community members.
  • All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days. APH’s Chippewa County travel advisory on December 2 strongly advises those who cross the Canada-US border regularly to also stay home as much as possible for 14 days, even if you are exempt from quarantine.
  • As of October 2, 2020, the mandatory masking policy was extended to all of Ontario for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.


  1. So why are we allowing people to fly still? Why are we still allowing people out of toronto when they were in lockdown? There shouldnt be any international flights if its not a straight through flight point a to b not a >b> c.

  2. Why is this a concern to Algoma region ? When it states, flights into Toronto ? No, mention of a flight from Toronto to Sault Ste Marie, or Algoma Region.

  3. Public Health Ontario has the power to apply fines of $3000 per day and or jail time if they did not check into the required quarantine. This person obviously skipped the quarantine otherwise they would have gotten a positive test at the end of their mandatory 3 day quarantine. Now this person has put our community at risk. This persons picture and name needs to be made public for the safety of the rest of us. We’ve been dealing with Covid for over a year and so many people still think they can ignore the rules. In a case a pure hypocrisy like this person who flew in from India, their should be no privacy granted to them. Time to hold people accountable.

  4. How did they get to Sault Ste Marie. Why weren’t they quarantined in landing city??? So much for laws…only certain people I guess have that privilege. Double standards everywhere. This is a joke and a slap in the face. Thank you

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