Algoma Public Health is reporting a ninth COVID-19 related death in the Algoma District.
According to the agency, out of respect for the family, no further information is being shared.
The unit is also reporting ten new cases all from Sault Ste. Marie and area bringing the total of active cases to 63 with one individual hospitalized.
Ontario’s Deputy Premier Christine Elliot says the current bump in daily COVID-19 cases province-wide is no surprise.
Elliot says the provincial government knows that the numbers have gone up and that it anticipated it would happen as the weather turned colder driving more people indoors.
She says if cases do take a sharper jump, more restrictions are not off the table.
Elliot adds any regional restrictions would primarily be up to the local Medical Officers of Health.
PHOTO: The Algoma Public Health agency is reporting a ninth person had died in a COVID-19 related death in Algoma District. Ontario’s Deputy Premier Christine Elliot says they government knows that the numbers have gone up adding restrictions are primarily the decision of local health agencies. Photo provided by Algoma Public Health and used with permission.