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Six new COVID cases Wednesday

There has now been a variant originating from India reported
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The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit reports a spike in cases today, with six new ones, raising the total to 467. There are now 19 active cases in the region, all but one in the Nipissing District.

There has now been a variant originating from India reported.

The adult vaccination rate has now reached 70 per cent but Dr. Jim Chirico, who has always taken a very cautious approach to re-opening the region, believes they have more to look at than a 70 per cent first vaccination number to open things up.  

See: Health Unit believes 70 per cent first vaccination is not enough to loosen restrictions

Meanwhile, the federal government announced today that fully vaccinated Canadian travellers will no longer need to spend 14 days in quarantine upon arriving home. 

See: Feds to lift 14-day quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers

The Timiskaming Health Unit reports two active cases.

The Sudbury Health Unit reports one new case and 26 active cases.

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit reports 25 new cases and 220 active cases.


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