COVID-19: Here is the situation in Sault today

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $ 240 million in funding on Sunday to bring virtual mental health and primary care services to Canadians online.

Trudeau also announced more than $ 175 million to fund Canadian company AbCellera for COVID-19 research.

Details surrounding the launch of a national council for COVID-19 medical supplies are expected to be released on Sunday.

In provincial news, Ontario reported 434 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 17,553.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Said On Saturday At A Press Conference In Toronto That Much Higher Gas Prices In Northern Ontario Are “Totally Unfair” And That The Minister Of Energy, Greg Rickford, is “all of that.”

A chief of intensive care in northern Ontario says Canada has apparently escaped the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but warns that the country is not out of the woods yet.

In local news, Sault Ste. Marie’s Police Service established a break and enter task force in response to a wave of burglaries at businesses shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are the latest figures from Algoma Public Health:

  • 2330 tested
  • 13 positive
  • 2,006 negatives
  • 311 pending
  • 0 deceased
  • 12 resolved

Total number of confirmed cases by area of ​​residence:

  • 9 in Sault Ste. Marie and the region, with evidence of community spread
  • 1 in central and eastern Algoma
  • 3 at Elliot Lake and in the region ***
  • 0 in the north of Algoma

*** Three positive cases in Elliot Lake and the region have been confirmed by the Elliot Lake family health team

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