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Two new cases of COVID-19 reported by Sudbury's health unit Tuesday

·1 min read

Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury on Tuesday evening.

One of the new cases is considered travel-related, and one is a close contact of a confirmed case.

There are now 30 active cases in the health unit’s service area, including 23 active cases in Greater Sudbury and seven in the Sudbury district.

Three new cases of COVID-19 have screened positive for variants of concern. A total of 959 cases have screened positive since the beginning of the pandemic, but only six variant cases have been confirmed.

Public Health has performed 258,049 COVID-19 tests to date. This number is current as of two days before June 22.

The health unit has administered 162,769 COVID-19 vaccines, including first and second doses. A total of 121,999 people received their first dose and 40,770 people are fully vaccinated.

Out of 164,870 total doses received, there have been 196 doses wasted. The value for the number of doses received is based on the doses per vial that is listed on each vaccine product monograph (information sheet) and not the actual number of doses extracted from each vial.

It is common to be able to get one additional dose per vial, according to the health unit’s website.

Public health has reported 2,147 cases of COVID-19 in their service area since the beginning of the pandemic.

There have been 30 COVID-related deaths in Greater Sudbury. No deaths have been reported in the Sudbury or Manitoulin districts.

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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