Public Health Sudbury & Districts is announcing two new cases in their service area, for Saturday, Sept. 12.
The first one is from the Greater Sudbury area and is not the result of travel or contact with a known case. The other case involves a person from the Sudbury District. It is also a case of unknown exposure. Both individuals were tested on Sept. 9. That brings the number of known cases for the Sudbury area to 96, with 94 of them already resolved.
PHSD is also advising anyone who visited Kate’s Kountry Kitchen on Sept. 4 and 5, between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. that there is a potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19. Those who have visited this particular restaurant on those dates should self-monitor for 14 days from potential exposure; self-isolate immediate if they have any symptoms; get tested if symptoms occur and if they need further information to visit phsd.ca/COVID-19 to learn more about self-monitoring, self-isolation, symptoms and testing.
There are also three new cases in the Porcupine Health Unit. On Sept. 4, a Timmins man in his 20’s tested positive, due to international travel. On Friday, Sept. 11 a Timmins man in his 40’s tested positive. The point of origin is being investigated and the man is self-isolating. On Sept. 12 an individual between 20 and 40 years of age from the James Bay/Hudson Bay area tested positive. The case is also under investigation. These two cases bring the count for PHU up to 76 cases with 73 of them listed as resolved.
Other cases have popped up in the North Bay Parry Sound Health District Health Unit. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the health unit confirmed that a man between the ages of 20 and 39 tested positive through travel. The case was declared resolved the same day.
On Sept. 10, the NBPSDHU confirmed that a worker at the Bay Street Café in Parry Sound, who lives outside of the district, tested positive. They were not included in the health unit’s case numbers.
However, the health unit is notifying the public that because the person did not self-isolate while waiting for their test results, they could have infected customers who were in the café on Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those patrons are advised to self-monitor for symptoms until Sept. 19 and contact a local assessment centre if symptoms develop.
As of Saturday, Sept. 12 there have been 258 positive cases in northeastern Ontario with 253 of them resolved. There are currently five active cases.