Health unit confirms new case of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury

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This is the 93rd positive case of COVID-19 reported by Public Health Sudbury and Districts

Sudbury & Districts Public Health is reporting a new case of COVID-19 in a resident of the Greater Sudbury Service Area, Sudbury District and Manitoulin District.Through contact tracing, Public Health will directly inform all close contacts. If you are not contacted by Public Health, you are not considered close contact.

This is the 93rd case of COVID-19 in the district.

The latest case is a woman in her 50s who has no travel history or contact with a known case. She was tested on August 12 and is currently self-isolating.

While it is allowed for up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, Publich Health Sudbury & Districts recommends limiting non-essential in-person gatherings of any size.

“Limiting our contact and in-person interactions as much as possible is essential to reducing the transmission of COVID-19,” a press release from the health unit said.

“With a few exceptions, gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. Unless people are from the same household or social circle, they should stand two meters (six feet) apart and wear a face mask if the distance is not possible. Face coverings should be worn in all indoor public spaces and they should also be worn in other indoor spaces where distance is not possible. ”

Gatherings, physical distancing and social circles:

Close contacts are allowed within “social circles” and between members of the same household. A social circle can only include a maximum of 10 people and must always be with the same people. You can only belong to one social circle.

Prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often and when noticeably dirty for 15 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Continue to practice physical distancing, as any close contact could be a possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • Masks or face masks should be worn in all indoor public places in Sudbury and the Districts, and they should also be worn in other places where physical distance cannot be maintained.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well and get tested.

If you have any symptom of COVID-19, get tested. Asymptomatic people, who fear they have been exposed to COVID-19, or those at risk of exposure to COVID-19 as a result of their employment are also encouraged to contact an assessment center and get tested.

Travel Info:

All residents planning to travel should be aware that COVID-19 is still circulating at different levels in the province. The safest options are to stay in the area of ​​your home community or to stay in the area.

  • For anyone who has recently traveled, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website for updates on COVID-19 exposures.
  • If you think you have traveled somewhere (inside or outside of Ontario) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free number 1.866.522.9200) .
  • Anyone who has traveled outside of Canada is encouraged to self-isolate for 14 days from arrival in Canada.

Updates on COVID-19 testing, confirmed cases and outbreaks in Greater Sudbury, Sudbury District and Manitoulin District are posted online.

For more information or if you have any questions or concerns, please visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 or call Sudbury & Districts Public Health at 705.522.9200 (toll free 1.866.522.9200).

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