Forty-nine COVID-19 patients at Sudbury hospital, no new deaths reported for January 14

Public Health Sudbury reports 209 new cases in the community and one new active outbreak of COVID-19 in a group home in Sudbury

Health Sciences North reported that there were 49 active COVID-19 patients in hospital, including three in the intensive care unit for Friday, January 14. Across Ontario on Friday, there were 511 COVID patients in intensive care units.

There is another new outbreak in a group home in Sudbury, with 20 active outbreaks in the city.

Also Friday, Public Health Sudbury & Districts (PHSD) reported 209 new cases of COVID-19. No new deaths were reported.

The health unit also reports that there are now 1,082 active cases that are being monitored locally. Additionally, since the PHSD began tracking COVID-19 cases just over 22 months ago, a total of 7,664 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed locally. PHSD also said 6,582 of those cases are now resolved. Fuller details are included in the COVID-19 Public Health Daily Summary.

As for the possible location of the new cases, PHSD said 195 new cases are believed to have occurred in the Greater Sudbury area, 6 new cases in the rural Sudbury district and eight new cases for the Manitoulin district.
Regarding possible causes of new and recent cases, PHSD reported 17 new cases linked to outbreaks, six new cases associated with close contact of a confirmed case, 12 new cases with no known epidemiological link, 51 cases with missing information and 123 additional cases under investigation.
PHSD also reported general demographic data on the age groups of those infected daily.
Epidemiological data showed that the majority of local cases are people in the age category of 20 to 39 years with 2,767 cases in total (an increase of 74 cases).
The second highest figure was 1,868 for the 40 to 59 age group (an increase of 48).
There were also 1,811 cases for the 19 and under age group (an increase of 17).
People aged 60 to 79 accounted for 891 total cases (an increase of 37).
People aged 80 and over are currently the lowest category with 327 cases (an increase of 33).
There were no changes in the Unspecified category, which has no cases.
Note: The numbers above may not match other numbers reported, as the health unit does not report new numbers daily, as they occur. Some numbers are delayed.

Regarding COVID-19 testing, PHSD said there have been 365,455 total tests conducted locally since the start of the pandemic; an increase of 2,151 tests over the past 24 hours.

Regarding vaccination numbers, PHSD now reports percentages of people vaccinated rather than doses given. The percentage of area residents who are now fully immunized translates to 77.3% of all people in the PHSD area.

Public Health is also reporting a new outbreak at the ICAN halfway house. There are also outbreaks at the hospital and several long-term care homes and congregate residences in the city. More details can be found on the daily COVID summary page. Just scroll down the summary page to COVID-19 outbreaks. It also includes places where outbreaks have been declared over.

Additionally, at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North, there were 49 patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the hospital, the hospital’s website said. Three of those COVID patients were in the intensive care unit. On top of that, there were 20 admitted patients “being tested” for COVID-19.

HSN said two of the 20 patients were admitted to intensive care. HSN also reported 10 past positives for COVID-19, patients who no longer have the disease but still need care. Two of these 10 patients were in intensive care.

There are still two active COVID-19 outbreaks at the hospital, Fourth Floor, South Tower (as of Jan. 3) and Sixth Floor, North Tower (as of Jan. 8).

On the provincial COVID-19 list today, the Ontario government’s daily website reported 10,964 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. This includes 486 COVID patients in intensive care. Also today, the province reported 41 new deaths from COVID-19.

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