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Six new cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday

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Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported six new cases of COVID-19 in its service area on Thursday.

Four of the new cases are located in Greater Sudbury and two are located in the Sudbury district. An additional four cases have been resolved.

There are currently 37 active cases on the health unit’s service area, with 31 in Greater Sudbury, six in the Sudbury district and no active cases in the Manitoulin district.

Public health has reported 2,159 cases and 31 COVID-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

A total of 259,096 tests have been performed in the health unit’s service area current as of June 22.

Five new cases have screened positive for variants of concern; however, no new variants have been identified in the region.

There are now 43,322 people in PSHD’s service area who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 122,729 people have received their first dose of the vaccine.

The health unit has received a total of 181,700 doses and has administered 166,051 first and second doses in total.

The value for the number of doses received is based on doses per vial as listed on each vaccine information sheet and not the actual number of doses extracted from each vial, according to the health unit’s website. It is common to be able to get one additional dose per vial.

Public Health, meanwhile, announced a new walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for last night.

The clinic took place at Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre and Arena in Azilda.

Eligible adults and children aged 12 and older were able to get their first or second dose of the vaccine. Up to 300 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine were available.

For more information on Public Health’s vaccination clinics, visit bit.ly/3jb15Ft.

As for the province, Ontario reporting 296 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and six more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said there are 95 new cases in the Region of Waterloo, 35 in Toronto, and 20 in Peel Region.

She said there also 19 new cases in Hamilton and 17 in Ottawa.

The Ministry of Health said 300 people are in intensive care and 189 on a ventilator due to the virus.

Thursday’s data is based on more than 29,500 completed tests.

Ontario said 225,188 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Wednesday’s report, for a total of more than 13.3 million.

with files from Canadian Press

The Local Journalism Initiative is made possible through funding from the federal government.

sud.editorial@sunmedia.ca

Twitter: @SudburyStar

Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star

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