Resolved cases increase significantly as APH report 62 new cases

COVID-19 Algoma

On Tuesday Algoma Public Health did report 62 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the active case count dropping by 9 to rest 547, with two of those cases reported as being from outside of the health district.  The resolved tally grew by 71 to boost this total to 3,587.  The numbers are derived from 231,605 tests having been administered.

The number of individuals in hospital as a result of COVID-19 decreased by one, showing 17 individuals receiving care.

Of the new cases, 47 were from Sault Ste. Marie and area, 10 were from Central and East Algoma, 4 reported as being in North Algoma, and 1 case were reported from Elliot Lake and area.

Status of Cases in Algoma

Current Previous Change from previous report

Confirmed cases

4,134 4,072 62

Active cases

547(2) 556(2) -9

Currently hospitalized

17 18(1) -1


3,587 3,516 71


27 27 0


231,605 231,151 253
Updated: February 8, 2022, 3:30 PM

Confirmed Cases by Exposure Type

Type of Exposure Current Previous Change from previous report
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,388 1,378 10
Outbreak related 472 470 2
Under Investigation 67 109 -6
Unknown Source of Infection 2,207 2,115 92
Updated:  February 8, 2022, 3:30 PM
  • These data sets are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
  • Confirmed case include Algoma residents who have confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • The number in brackets are active cases in non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma. These cases are not counted as part of Algoma’s confirmed case count. APH conducts contact tracing and monitoring of self-isolation for all cases within Algoma
  • Resolved includes cases where a patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes any persons who are deceased.
  • Deceased include the number of people with a confirmed case of COVID-19 who have died.
  • Tests include all that Algoma Public Health is aware through Ontario Laboratory Information Systems (OLIS).

Stop The Spread

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, please continue to follow all Algoma-wide mandatory public health measures in place:

  1. Anyone who is sick, even with mild symptoms, must stay home and isolate away from others – regardless of whether you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. Cut back on unnecessary activities where you have unmasked, face-to-face close contact with people you don’t live with. Limit the size and number of social gatherings you have. Do this even if you have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and especially if you have vulnerable health conditions or are not immunized.
  3. Get your COVID-19 vaccine.


The COVID-19 variant of concern, omicron, has been detected in positive cases of COVID-19 in the health unit region as listed on APH’s website. Omicron is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Ontario, which was expected based on provincial modeling.

APH continues to monitor the number of cases determined to be Omicron to determine if and when it is the dominant strain of COVID-19 in our region, similar to our approach to reporting of the presence of the delta variant.

To mitigate transmission of Omicron and severe health outcomes from COVID-19, case and contact management in Ontario has shifted to treat all cases of COVID-19 as suspect Omicron.


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