APH reports 62 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, active cases continue to decline

COVID-19 in Algoma

Algoma Public Health (APH) reported 62 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for Thursday as the number of active cases continued to decline with an additional 105 cases resolved. New cases continue to be confirmed from all areas across the Algoma District.

Additionally, the number of hospitalized cases increased by a single case, bringing that total to 10 with one of those cases from outside our health region.

New cases broken down by region are as follows:

  • 45 from Sault Ste. Marie and Area
  • 4 from Elliot Lake and Area
  • 6 from Central and East Algoma
  • 7 from North Algoma

Status of Cases in Algoma

Current Previous Change from previous report

Confirmed cases

 2,863 2,774 62

Active cases

593 636 -43

Currently hospitalized

9(1) 8(1) 1


2,243 2,138 105


21 21 0


 220,719 219,689 1030
Updated: January 13, 2022, 3:30 PM

Confirmed Cases by Exposure Type

Type of Exposure Current Previous Change from previous report
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,107 1,081 26
Outbreak related 249 235 14
Under Investigation 319 414 -95
Unknown Source of Infection 1161 1044 117
Updated:  January 13, 2022, 3:30 PM

Stop The Spread

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, please continue to follow all Algoma-wide mandatory public health measures in place:

  1. Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others – regardless of whether you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. Cut back on unnecessary activities where you have unmasked, face-to-face close contact with people you don’t live with. Limit the size and number of social gatherings you have. Do this even if you have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and especially if you have vulnerable health conditions or are not immunized.
  3. Get your COVID-19 vaccine.


The COVID-19 variant of concern, omicron, has been detected in positive cases of COVID-19 in the health unit region as listed on our website. Omicron is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ontario, which was expected based on provincial modeling.

We continue to monitor the number of cases determined to be Omicron to determine if and when it is the dominant strain of COVID-19 in our region, similar to our approach to reporting of the presence of the delta variant.

To mitigate transmission of Omicron and severe health outcomes from COVID-19, case and contact management in Ontario has shifted to treat all cases of COVID-19 as suspect Omicron.



  1. I see that the Trudeau Liberals plans on having us take another vaccine. This time for Omicron , possibly in March but who knows for what else. I will pass .

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