Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting two new COVID-19 cases in residents in our service area (Greater Sudbury, Sudbury District, and Manitoulin District).
One male and one female, both in their 20s are described are "contact of a case of unknown exposure". They both reside in the Greater Sudbury area and are currently self isolating.
“This is a serious reminder that the risk of infection is still present. Although we haven’t reported a case of COVID-19 since May 14, these new cases are a reality check and strong reminder that we must keep up our guard to control the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health with Public Health Sudbury & Districts. “We are not clear of the virus yet. With the re-opening of the province, we have more opportunities to interact with each other and for the virus to spread. With re-opening, it is sort of like the speed limit has increased in our area and so now more than ever, we need to “wear our seatbelts”. For COVID-19, our seatbelts are washing our hands, keeping our distance, wearing non-medical masks, staying home when ill, and getting tested. These are small prices to pay for the benefits of businesses re-opening, social isolation ending, and mental health flourishing. It is literally in our own hands to make this successful,” said Dr. Sutcliffe.