The APH has reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Algoma

The APH has reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Algoma

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

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

Case details are:

Issue
number
Exposure
Category
StatusIt was tested
Case # 48unknownSelf-isolationNovember 3, 2020
Case # 49Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 7, 2020
Case # 50Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 7, 2020
Case # 51Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 7, 2020
Case # 52Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 7, 2020
Case # 53Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 7, 2020
Case # 54Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 8, 2020
Case # 55Get close to peopleSelf-isolationNovember 8, 2020

Unknown exposure is evidence of an ongoing community spread in Sault Ste. Mary and the region.

With contact tracing, APH notifies anyone who is considered a close contact directly – if you are not contacted, it will not be considered a close contact.

important information:
Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, should stay home and stay away from others.
• Do not be in close contact with others outside the immediate home of the people you live with. Outside the home, practice physical distancing at all times by 2 meters away from other people.
Limit unnecessary trips outside the home and avoid unnecessary travel to other areas of the province. This is part of a new advice from the Ontario Medical Director of Health announced on October 9.
• All returning international travelers must stay home for 14 days. The APH Chippewa County Travel Adviser on November 4 strongly advises those who cross the Canadian-US border regularly to also stay home as well as possible for 14 days, even if you are exempt from quarantine.
• Beginning October 2, the mandatory masking policy has been extended to cover all of Ontario for all indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.

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For more information, please visit the APH website.

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