Ten active cases of COVID-19 in Algoma

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There were three new cases of COVID-19 announced in Algoma in the past week for a total of 10 active cases in the region.
Algoma Public Health announced case 56 on Nov. 9 while case 57 was announced on Nov. 10.
The two cases are the result of close contact and the individuals are self-isolating. Both cases are from Sault Ste. Marie and area.
Case 58 was announced on Nov. 15. Exposure was the result of close contact with a confirmed case outside of Algoma and the individual is self-isolating. Testing had occurred on Nov. 11 and the newest case is from Central and East Algoma.
Close contact means the person acquired their infection through close contact with a known confirmed case. For example, living together with a case, or spending more than 15 minutes with a case while less than two metres apart, are considered high risk close contact exposures.
As of Nov. 15, there have been 52 cases in Sault Ste. Marie and Area, three in Elliot Lake and Area and three in Central and East Algoma. There have been no reported cases in North Algoma.
There have been no deaths as a result of the virus and 48 out of 58 cases have been resolved.

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