The region's COVID case count is creeping up according to the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit.
Five new cases were reported over the weekend and another five were added today bringing the total to 361 since the pandemic began.
There are 17 active cases.
The good news is that vaccinations also continue to rise. A total of 45,960 residents have received at least one dose, and that translates to over 40 per cent of the over 18 population.
Meanwhile, physicians at the North Bay Regional Health Centre were scheduled to receive two new transfer COVID-19 patients, on ventilators from southern Ontario, bringing the total number with breathing assistance to five; the most they have had since the start of the pandemic.
The Timiskaming Health Unit reports 25 active cases.
The Sudbury Health Unit reports seven new cases today with 80 active.
The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit reports 281 new cases with 1,585 active. There have been 199,570 vaccinations and that represents about 32 per cent of the over 18 population.
Even with her troubled breathing, a Barrie woman who recently experienced a stint in the intensive care unit after contracting COVID-19 wants to let people know the virus is real and hospitals are crowded.