Hospitalizations increase by one unit, number of active COVID cases decreases slightly: APH

Algoma Public Health is reporting a slight drop in active COVID-19 cases in the Algoma area as the number of hospitalizations increased by one unit.

The APH reports 15 hospitalizations in the region in its latest COVID report, although the number of patients admitted for COVID-19-related reasons fell by one.

The number of critical care patients in Algoma with confirmed COVID-19 is five, unchanged from Tuesday’s report. The number of intensive care patients admitted for COVID-19-related reasons (three) also remained the same.

The number of active cases is down five from Tuesday’s report at 371.

The number of resolved cases in the region stands at 5,560, up 41 in Wednesday’s report, while the number of new confirmed cases rose by 36 to a total of 5,931.

Of the new confirmed cases in Algoma, 3,727 have been confirmed since January 1, 2022.

Note: As of December 31, 2021, the province has limited COVID-19 PCR testing to most-at-risk populations. Also, some people with mild or asymptomatic infection may not get tested. Algoma Public Health says the number of confirmed cases is an underestimate of the true number of people with COVID-19 in the Algoma area.