Jump in numbers attributed to school outbreaks

Public Health Sudbury & Districts says there are 16 more positive cases of COVID-19, all of them in Greater Sudbury except for one in the Sudbury District.

Considering resolved cases, this brings the number of active cases up to 124, and most of them attributed to outbreaks or contact with close cases.

The latest school closure of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School yesterday has highlighted the rapid spread of the virus among school populations, according to the health agency.

With additional cases reported this week, Public Health has determined there is potential widespread COVID-19 infection among the school community and has extended the closure.

There are presently five Sudbury area schools affected by the virus, three elementary and two secondary schools.

Meanwhile, to the west, Algoma Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19.

Considering resolved cases, there are six active cases in the Algoma District with one person in hospital.

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