APH Reports 8 New Cases of COVID-19 in Algoma

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Algoma Public Health (APH) reports eight new cases of COVID-19 in the region.These latest positive test results bring the total number of confirmed cases in Algoma District to 55.

The details of the cases are:

Case
Name
Exposition
Category
Status Tested
Case n ° 48 Unknown Self-insulating November 3, 2020
Case # 49 Close contact Self-insulating November 7, 2020
Case # 50 Close contact Self-insulating November 7, 2020
Case # 51 Close contact Self-insulating November 7, 2020
Case n ° 52 Close contact Self-insulating November 7, 2020
Case # 53 Close contact Self-insulating November 7, 2020
Case # 54 Close contact Self-insulating November 8, 2020
Case n ° 55 Close contact Self-insulating November 8, 2020

Unknown exposure testifies to continued community spread in Sault Ste. Marie and the region.

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

Important information:
• Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, should stay home and isolate themselves from others.
• Do not have close contact with other people outside the immediate homes of the people you live with. Outside the home, practice physical distance at all times by staying two meters from other people.
• Limit non-essential trips outside the home and avoid non-essential trips to other parts of the province. This is part of a new notice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced on October 9.
• All returning international travelers must stay home for 14 days. The APH Chippewa County Travel Advisory on November 4 urges those who regularly cross the Canada-U.S. Border to stay home as much as possible for 14 days, even if you are exempt from the quarantine.
• As of October 2, the mandatory masking policy has been extended to all of Ontario for all indoor environments in the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces.

For more information, please visit the APH website.

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