Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed

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The local health unit reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the region on Friday.The new cases include one in each of the districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound.

Although the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit does not indicate which district each case resides in, one of the individuals is described as 40 to 59 years old, who has been exposed to COVID-19 through community transmission. .

The other is between 20 and 39 years old and has come in close contact with a confirmed case.

The latest cases are the 75th and 76th in the region, respectively. The two individuals isolate themselves at home.

One case has also been resolved in the district of Parry Sound.

The change brings the region’s active case count to 13 from 12 on Thursday, with 11 in the Nipissing District and two in the Parry Sound District.

There have now been 54 cases of COVID-19 in Nipissing District since the start of the pandemic and 22 in Parry Sound District, including one death.

A total of 57,519 tests have been performed to date.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Nipissing University, meanwhile, has grown to 16 people.

On Wednesday evening, the university said 14 people tested positive for COVID-19 by then. An epidemic was declared on Tuesday.

A statement from the health unit said the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is expected to increase as high-risk contacts are tested.

Close contact tracing was carried out for each person who tested positive and the health unit said people who tested positive are self-isolating.

“The health unit encourages everyone to stay ‘COVID Kind’ and continue to support each other during these difficult times,” the statement said.

“Continue to follow public health measures, including physical distancing, wearing a face mask, washing or disinfecting your hands often, coughing or sneezing in your sleeve.”

The Ontario government reported 1,855 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 517 in Peel, 494 in Toronto, 189 in York Region and 130 in Halton.

There were also 1,451 other resolved cases, 20 new deaths and 58,037 tests performed the day before, of which 3.7% were confirmed positive.

The seven-day moving average of new daily cases is 1,489.

There are 13,255 active cases in the province, including 541 people in hospital, including 151 in intensive care – 101 people are on ventilators.

The actual reproduction number, or the average number of people infected by a person infected with COVID-19, is 0.98, down 0.3 from the previous week.

For more information, visit myhealthunit.ca/COVID-19Outbreak or call 1-800-563-2808 option 5.

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