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Updated: Twenty-three new COVID cases Tuesday

There are 70 active cases, 49 in the Nipissing District and six of those are hospitalized. The outbreak at the North Bay Jail reported June 13 has jumped to 33 cases
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The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit building in North Bay. Jeff Turl/BayToday.

The North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit reports twenty-three new COVID cases today, bringing the total to 557 since the pandemic began.

There are 70 active cases, 67 in the Nipissing District and seven of those are hospitalized. Of the 70 active cases, 33 are part of the COVID-19 outbreak at the North Bay Jail.

The single dose vaccination rate for adults has reached 72 per cent, with 22 per cent fully vaccinated.

The North Bay Regional Health Centre said today that while some Toronto area hospitals are closing COVID-19 wards,  North Bay is not there yet. 

See: North Bay Hospital still accepting COVID-19 transfer patients

Also, the COVID-19 numbers have been easy to count, but the hundreds of hours put in by North Bay Parry Sound District staff members from vaccination clinics to contact tracing may be very difficult to keep track of since the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020.  

See: Dr. Chirico gives credit to his Health Unit Staff

The Timiskaming Health Unit reports no new or active cases.

The Sudbury Health Unit reports three new cases and 28 active cases.

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit reports four new cases and 107 active cases. There has also been another death, bringing that total to 249.

 Over 384,125 individuals living in Simcoe Muskoka have received their first dose of vaccine, which represents over 63.5% of the total population.

Public Health Ontario has reported 296 new COVID-19 cases in its latest report (June 22), but also notes today's update includes cases from 2020 and previously unreported deaths.

See: Ontario reports 296 new COVID cases Tuesday, with data catchup included