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The situation is improving as the health unit reports no new COVID deaths and all patients in the ICU are being discharged

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts on Monday reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths and no patients in intensive care.

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The region has seen a drop of 47 cases since Friday, bringing the current number of active COVID-19 cases for Sudbury-Manitoulin down to 198 from 245.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, 15,579 people across the region have contracted the virus. According to the health department, a total of 145 people died directly or indirectly from the virus.

No new deaths were reported over the weekend.

The number of hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 has also decreased. 33 patients currently have the virus, 14 fewer than last Friday. Of these patients, 11 were admitted for COVID-19 while the other 22 were admitted for other reasons.

The two patients who remained in intensive care on Friday with confirmed COVID-19 have since been discharged. There are currently no patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.

Two new COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported across the region since Friday, one in Health Sciences North and one at a long-term care facility, the Espanola Nursing Home.

Despite the new outbreaks, nine previously reported outbreaks have now been declared over.

There are currently 10 active COVID-19 outbreaks in the Sudbury-Manitoulin area.

To date, 81.8 percent of Sudbury-Manitoulin residents have received at least two vaccinations and are fully vaccinated. Vaccination efforts continue this week. Clinics include:

Tuesday May 17th

Appointments and walk-in clinics: Berean Baptist Church, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic); Public School Markstay; Webbwood Public Library.

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Wednesday May 18th

Appointments and walk-in clinics: Espanola Regional Recreation Complex; N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, Greater Sudbury; Southridge Shopping Centre, Greater Sudbury; Wiikwemkoong Recreation Centre, Manitoulin Island (mobile bus clinic).

Thursday May 19th

Appointments and walk-in clinics: Dowling Leisure Centre; Main Public Library, Greater Sudbury; NEMI Recreation Center, Little Current, Manitoulin Island; Sagamok Anishnawbek Multi-Educational Centre, (mobile bus clinic).

Friday May 20th

Appointments and walk-in clinics: Garson Mall, (mobile bus clinic); New Sudbury Center; Southridge Shopping Center.

Saturday May 21st

Appointment and walk-in clinics: Centennial Community Center and Arena, Hanmer; Interpaving Plaza, 1099 Marcus Drive, Greater Sudbury (mobile bus clinic).

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