APH reports 8 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today

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COVID-19 in Algoma

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, all from Sault Ste. Marie and area. Cases #437 to #444 are all reported to be self-isolating.

Through contact tracing, all close contacts have been notified.

Details of Confirmed Cases:
  • Case #437 – cause of exposure unknown after tested on September 8, 2021
  • Case #438 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 8, 2021
  • Case #439 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 8, 2021
  • Case #440 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 8, 2021
  • Case #441 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 9, 2021
  • Case #442 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 9, 2021
  • Case #443 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 9, 2021
  • Case #444 – cause of exposure close contact after tested on September 9, 2021
Status of cases in Algoma:
Tested (1)  Confirmed
cases (2)
Active
cases
Currently

hospitalized

Resolved
cases (3)
Deceased Cases Screened

Positive for VOC (4)

164,286 444 15(1) 0 429 7 117
Updated: September 9, 2021, 4:45 pm

View current situation in Algoma and the updated status of cases in Algoma.

VOC update:

Variants of concern continue to circulate in Algoma.  VOCs are concerning because, depending on what type of mutations are present, they may spread more aggressively, lead to more severe disease, or have reduced vaccine efficacy.  Recent results from additional laboratory testing have detected the following VOCs in Algoma:

  • B.1.1.7 (Alpha), first detected in the UK
  • B.1.617.2 (Delta), first detected in India
  • P.1 (Gamma), first detected in Brazil
Algoma regions with COVID-19 cases reported in the past 14 days include:
  • Sault Ste. Marie and area
  • Central and East Algoma
  • North Algoma

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 self-isolate away from others.
  • Ontario is currently in Step 3 of Ontario’s Three-Step Roadmap to Reopen. This three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators.
  • If you are considering going to a private gathering, indoor or outside, the Public Health Agency of Canada (Healthy Canadians) released recommendations on things to keep in mind. When out in public, like workplaces, public transit and stores, continue to follow public health guidance that has been put in place to minimize the risk of spread. Wear your mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands.
  • Regardless if you are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or fully vaccinated, if you are sick or have symptoms, you should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • 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.

5 COMMENTS

  1. All these charts & graphs and not a single one of them noticed that the ‘cases’ started spiking the day after they gave the first ‘jab’.. & not one of them has realized that ‘cases’ have risen almost 300% since this time last year, not a whole lott’a rocket science involved here, kids.

    It may be about that time we all gave their proverbial heads a good-shake, just sayin’.

  2. If you look at the chart,, vaccines came out in December 2020, before this date cases were low, after the vaccine rollout, the cases substantially rose,, seems to me the vaccine isn’t working out so well!!! And don’t tell me it’s because of the unvaxxed, if you had it you should be safe then!! That would be like two boaters, boat tips over, the guy with the life jacket is going to drown because the other guy isn’t wearing one!

  3. Can’t take this seriously anymore when every second story has a footnote “6 of 7 deaths were 3 months ago and we’re just bumping the numbers now for REASONS”

    Trudeau out. Doug Ford out. Country open. You have a choice on the 20th.

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