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:
|Status||It was tested|
|Case # 48||unknown||Self-isolation||November 3, 2020|
|Case # 49||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 7, 2020|
|Case # 50||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 7, 2020|
|Case # 51||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 7, 2020|
|Case # 52||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 7, 2020|
|Case # 53||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 7, 2020|
|Case # 54||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 8, 2020|
|Case # 55||Get close to people||Self-isolation||November 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.
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.
For more information, please visit the APH website.