The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is launching its new COVID-19 dashboard named the "COVID-19 Status Report" this afternoon at 3.
It calls it "a one-stop location for the most up-to-date COVID-19 data."
- COVID-19 cases overview including variant of concern information;
- Cases by age and exposure;
- Number of confirmed cases by reported date;
- Number of confirmed cases by month;
- Outbreaks in child care centres, long-term care homes/retirement homes, and schools;
- COVID-19 testing numbers;
- Vaccination rates and numbers.
The COVID-19 Status Report is available at www.myhealthunit.ca/COVID-19, with a walk-through of the dashboard available on the YouTube channel. The dashboard is updated Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. and Monday mornings at 10 a.m.
“The COVID-19 Status Report is an interactive way for district data to be showcased,” explains Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “As our province has entered the third wave, improving the way our local numbers are presented is important now more than ever.”
However, it says In an effort to maintain the privacy of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 in many of the small municipalities, the COVID-19 Status Report will only distinguish the location of cases as Nipissing District, Parry Sound District, or the Health Unit as a whole.
Last week Sudbury's health unit also initiated a new public reporting procedure that advises the names and locations of businesses and other settings where COVID-19 outbreaks are happening in the community.
The change was announced Wednesday by Medical Officer of Health Dr. Penny Sutcliffe,