The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit hit a milestone today as a new case brought the total number to 300. There are presently 11 active cases.
The new case is outbreak-related and in the 20-39 age group. However, the Health Unit website says no outbreaks are currently underway It offered no further information.
Health Units are only required to report outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes, schools, and child care centres.
However, last week the Health Unit issued a news release warning about a Green Medicine worker in Duchesnay Village store exposure for March 12-13, 15-20 and 22 to 27. Nipissing First Nation said that an individual working at the local business has tested positive for COVID-19.
There have been 22,522 people vaccinated, which is 20.2 per cent of the population in the district.
It was also reported today that a group of Team 1305 robotic students have combined their knowledge to create a product they hope will help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily Yates, along with teammates and business partners Ella Kelso and Fionna Truong used their smarts to create the UV Qube-it, which is a COVID-19 Ultra Violet sterilizing unit.
The Temiskaming Health Unit reports seven active cases.
The Sudbury Health Unit reports another 27 new cases today with a total of 265 active cases. That's nine more than yesterday.
Starting tomorrow, April 7, Sudbury district residents aged 60 and older can begin booking appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit reports 371 new cases today and 223 of those are variants of concern. They have 665 active cases and have given 109,581 vaccinations.
In northern Ontario, the breakdown of Public Health Ontario data is:
- North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 297 cases, rate of 228.9 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 299 cases. There are 11 known active cases. There have been six confirmed cases of the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) variant, and 27 confirmed cases of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern. There are 22 tests where variants have been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Timiskaming Health Unit: 129 cases, rate of 394.6 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 131 cases. There are 13 known active cases. There has been one case of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern. There are 17 tests where a variant has been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Public Health Sudbury and Districts: 1,546 cases, rate of 776.8 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 1,554. There are 256 known active cases. There are five confirmed UK (B.1.1.7) variants of concern. There are 443 tests where variants have been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Algoma Public Health: 245 cases, rate of 214.1 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 247 cases. There are 21 known active cases. Three tests have screened positive for a variant of concern but the strain is not known yet.
- Porcupine Health Unit: 374 cases, rate of 448.2 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 376 cases. There are 25 known active cases. There have been two confirmed cases of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern. There are three tests where a variant has been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Northwestern Health Unit: 711 cases, rate of 810.9 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 713. There are 62 known active cases. There are five confirmed cases of the UK (B.1.1.7) variant. There are 13 tests where variants have been detected but the strain is not known yet.
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit: 2,915 cases, rate of 1943.9 per 100,000 people. The health unit has reported 2,919 cases. There are 149 known active cases. There are four tests where a variant has been detected but the strain is not known yet.
To slow the spread of COVID-19 there is a provincial shutdown in effect. It started April 3 and is in place for at least 28 days. The rules for the shutdown can be found here.
Public Health Ontario has reported 3,065 new cases of COVID-19 today (April 6).
Today's report includes 1,976 recoveries and eight new deaths.
The deaths reported today include one person between 40 and 59 years old, four people between 60 and 79 years old, and three people over the age of 79 years old.
None of the people who died were residents of long-term-care facilities.
The province has reported 95 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and 13 new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.
The April 6 update provided by the province's public health agency also reported the following data:
- 26,658 active cases, which is up from 25,487 yesterday
- 1,151 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, up from 942 reported yesterday.
- There are 510 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 494 yesterday) and 310 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 293 reported yesterday)
- The province reported 37,541 tests were processed yesterday resulting in an 8.9 per cent positivity rate.
- Another 29,173 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 12.6 million tests have been completed.
- Of the 3,065 new cases reported today, 955 are from Toronto, 561 cases are from Peel, 320 are from York Region, and 55 are from Simcoe-Muskoka
- There are 5 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 46 at retirement homes, and 34 at hospitals.
- The new cases reported today include 603 individuals aged 19 and under, 1,167 people between 20 and 39 years old, 884 people between 40 and 59 years old, 359 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 51 people aged 80 and over.
Variants of concern (Ontario-wide)
- 2,165 lab-confirmed cases of the UK variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
- 71 cases of B.1.351 (also known as the South African variant).
- 106 cases of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.
- Another 27,193 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced.
- According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. As such, the reports can change and can differ from past case counts publicly reported.
- There were 76,199 doses of vaccines against COVID-19 administered on April 5
- As of 6 p.m. on March 5, the province reported 2,621,839 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 have been administered.
- In total, 323,148 people have been fully vaccinated.
Public Health Ontario has confirmed 367,602 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 333,576 recoveries and 7,458 deaths, of which 3,903 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.
The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 2,473 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario.
The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 121.6 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 25.6 per cent from last week (March 21-27).