Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

These latest positive test results bring the total number of confirmed cases in the Algoma District to 55.

Details of the cases are:




Case

Number

Exposure

Category

Status
Tested


Case #48
Unknown
Self-isolating
November 3, 2020


Case #49
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 7, 2020


Case #50
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 7, 2020


Case #51
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 7, 2020


Case #52
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 7, 2020


Case #53
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 7, 2020


Case #54
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 8, 2020


Case #55
Close contact
Self-isolating
November 8, 2020

Unknown exposure is evidence of ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Marie and area.

Through contact tracing, APH notifies any considered a close contact directly – if you have not been contacted, you are not considered a close contact.

Important information:

    •    Anyone who is ill, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others.

    •    Do not have close contact with others outside the immediate household of people you live with. Outside of home, practice physical distancing at all times by staying two metres away from other people.

    •    Limit non-essential trips outside of home and avoid non-essential travel to other regions of the province. This is part of new advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced on Oct. 9.

    •    All returning international travellers must stay home for 14 days. APH’s Chippewa County travel advisory on Nov. 4 strongly advises those who cross the Canada-US border regularly to also stay home as much as possible for 14 days, even if you are exempt from quarantine.

    •    As of Oct. 2, the mandatory masking policy was extended to all of Ontario for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.

For more information, please visit the APH website.



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