Active COVID-19 case count drops slightly

Six resolved since Friday, three new cases reported

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The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the region fell slightly from last week, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is reporting.

The region saw its active case count drop to 11 Monday morning from 13 Friday. By Monday afternoon, that number fell to 10.

The net decrease is the result of six cases — all in Nipissing District — having since resolved, while the region added three new cases.

Of the three new cases, one is in Nipissing District and two are in Parry Sound District.

The new cases include one person 19 years of age or younger and two individuals between 20 and 39 years of age.

All were exposed to COVID-19 through close contact with a case and are isolating at home. The health unit does not specify which district each individual case resides.

The new cases are the region’s 77th, 78th and 79th.

There have now been 55 total cases of COVID-19 in Nipissing District since the pandemic began and 24 in Parry Sound District, including one death. No one is currently being hospitalized.

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A total of 58,731 tests have been performed in the region to date.

The health unit is expected to provide another COVID-19 update later this afternoon.

The Ontario government is reporting 1,746 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, including 622 in Toronto, 390 in Peel and 217 in York Region.

There were 1,320 more resolved cases, eight new deaths and 39,406 tests completed over the previous day, of which 4.6 per cent were confirmed positive.

The rolling seven-day average for new daily cases is 1,570.

There are currently 14,197 active cases in the province, including 618 in hospital, of which 168 are in intensive care. There are 108 people on ventilators.

The effective reproduction number, or the average number of people one person with COVID-19 will infect, is 0.98 or down 0.3 from the previous week.