After multiple readers inquired over the weekend as to whether the three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Sault area had occurred in residents who were vaccinated or not, we reached out to Algoma Public Health for an answer.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Jennifer Loo provided this response.
“While we cannot speak specifically to the individual cases over the weekend, to protect confidential health information, we can confirm that overall, the vast majority of COVID-19 cases in Algoma residents have been among people who have not yet received any vaccine or are not yet fully immunized,” said Loo. “A person is considered fully immunized 14 days after their second dose of vaccine.”
Since May 1, 83% of COVID deaths and hospitalizations in the province are reported in people who are considered either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated according to provincial statistics.
By the end of this week, the country will have more than 66 million vaccine doses available, meaning we will have finally reached the level that would allow any Canadian who wants the shot, to get both, with no shortage.
Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to cover the pandemic in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma.