Daily COVID-19 Report

The daily COVID-19 report is posted daily, Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. and by the Minomathoswin – Healthy Living Public Health Department at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA). This summary provides the daily numbers for the James and Hudson Bay Region and across Northeastern Ontario.

As of June 2, 2021, the Ontario government has extended the Provincial Emergency Break. In a concentrated effort to reduce mobility and opportunities for transmission, the Stay-At-Home order required Ontarians to remain at home except for the purposes set out in the order, such as exercise, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, or accessing health care services. Once the Stay-at-Home order expires on June 2, these restrictions will no longer be in effect. However, all other existing measures will remain in place provincewide, including restrictions on gatherings, businesses, services and activities.  Click here for details of the public health measures and advice.

Travel Restrictions

The geese represent the current Ontario COVID-19 Restriction Levels. Various measures are in place to protect those living in that area. If you are travelling to that area, make sure you are aware of the restrictions.

Updated as changes are announced

Before you consider traveling for essential reasons outside of the region, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect you and your loved ones. It’s important to know the current provincial restrictions in the area you are going to travel to.

COVID-19 Status for Public Health Units across Northeastern Ontario  

Last updated: 4:10pm June 11, 2021.

This table is updated Monday to Friday. For timely local updates, please see “Notifications and Region Updates” below.

For more information on case numbers and spread across the province, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data. This website includes 7 day, 30 day, annual trends by public health unit.

James and Hudson Bay Region  

Summary of Cases in Region

Last updated: 4:10pm June 11, 2021.

Local regionActive CasesResolved Cases
Attawapiskat1031
Fort Albany3846
Kashechewan1333
Moose Factory534
Moosonee2280
Peawanuck00
Total208193

Total Number of Cases in Region: 401
Total Cases hospitalized: 1
Total Variants of Concern detected in Region: 2
Cases detected in the region, but are not included in the Region’s report: 5 (2 active, 3 resolved)
NOTE ON REPORTED CASES IN THE REGION: Total cases ever identified in the region is based on information provided by Porcupine Public Health and the local communities. This information may not always be accurate with other public sources due to reporting lag.

Notifications and Region Updates

June 10 2021 5:40pm: WAHA can confirm that there are forty-three new COVID-19 case sand four resolved in our region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation to state that these new cases are in Kashechewan, Ontario. The new regional case count is two hundred and two, one hundred and fourteen in Kashechewan, forty-eight in Fort Albany, twenty-four in Moosonee, ten in Attawapiskat, and six in Moose Factory. The UK variant is known to be present in some of the communities.

June 9 2021 5:00pm: WAHA can confirm that there are eleven new COVID-19 cases and five resolved in our region.
WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Moose Factory, and the Municipality of Moosonee, to state that these new cases are in their respective communities. The new regional case count is one hundred and sixty-three, seventy-one in Kashechewan, fifty-two in Fort Albany, twenty-four in Moosonee, ten in Attawapiskat, and six in Moose Factory. The UK variant is known to be present in some of the communities.

June 8 2021 5:01pm: WAHA can confirm that there are seven new COVID-19 cases and twenty-two resolved in our region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of Kashechewan First Nation and Attawapiskat First Nation to state that these new cases are in their respective communities. The new regional case count is one hundred and fifty-seven, sixty-five in Kashechewan, fifty-three in Fort Albany, twenty-three in Moosonee, eleven in Attawapiskat, and five in Moose Factory. The UK variant is known to be present in some of the communities.

Regional Testing Update

  • Total Number of testing results: 12,690
  • Number of negative testing results: 12,026
  • Number of pending testing results: 290

NOTE ON TESTING NUMBERS: Testing numbers are subject to lag in reporting. These may also undercount the total number of tests completed in the region as some communities are able to conduct testing locally.

Porcupine Health Unit, Sudbury, Timiskaming, North Bay and Parry Sound, Algoma District and Northeastern Ontario updates     

  • There are 32 new cases reported in this region:
    • Algoma reported 1 new case
    • North Bay Parry Sound reported 5 new cases
    • Porcupine reported 24 new cases
    • Sudbury reported 2 new cases
    • Timiskaming reported 1 new case
  • The total number of reported cases is 4,943 in the Northeastern Ontario region    
    • 376 cases remain active  

Kingston Updates  

  • Kingston reported 0 new cases
  • Kingston currently has one active outbreaks
  • Overall, the number of total reported cases of COVID-19: 1,545
    • 11 cases remain active and are all self-isolating    

Thunder Bay Updates  

  • Thunder Bay reported 4 new cases
  • Thunder Bay currently has no active institutional (retirement homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and correctional facilities) outbreak
  • Overall, the number of total reported cases of COVID-19: 3,308
    • 47 cases remain active and are all self-isolating  

COVID-19 cases across Canada
(click on the numbers for more information)

COVID-19 cases in Canada

COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities across Canada

COVID-19 cases in Indigenous Communities across Ontario

Epidemiological Summary for period of
May 29 to June 9 2021

The Epidemiological summary includes weekly incidence rates as they are made available by Public Health Ontario, number of COVID-19 mutation or Variant of Concern (VOC) cases to the latest available date, and the cumulative rate per 100,000 population.

**Mutations or VOCs includes all confirmed COVID-19 cases with the following VOC: B.1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1, and mutations detected, reported from the Investigation Subtype field: N501Y and E484K, N501Y (E484K unknown), E484K (N501Y negative), E484K (N501Y unknown).

Restriction levels are determined by province based on percent positivity, weekly incident rate and cumulative rate per 100,000 population.

Data Source: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario). Epidemiologic summary: COVID-19 in Ontario. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; 2020. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-epidemiologic-summaries-public-health-ontario

Helpful information to read and understand the tables:

Resolved Cases:
are those deemed “recovered” and completed 14 days of isolation from when symptoms were first reported.  The cases reported do not included fatal cases and are not currently in hospital.

Percent Positivity (last 7 days):Number of tests performed for COVID-19 in a certain period (during the last 7 days) that were positive. This is calculated based on the number of new positive cases/total tests completed during that period of time

Cumulative Rate per 100,000 population:Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the report for the region reported per 100,000 population [(total cases/region population)*100 000]

Weekly Incidence Rate per 100,000 population:Number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported per 100,000 population in a certain period (past 7 days) [(cases in the period / total population of the period)*100 000]

Data sources and Footnotes for Summary Table

1.The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ontario.ca
2. Algoma Health Unit, offices locates at Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Elliot Late and WAWA. http://www.algomapublichealth.com/disease-and-illness/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/current-status-covid-19/
3. North Bay Health Unit: https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/coronavirus.asp
4. Sudbury and District Health Unit: https://www.phsd.ca/health-topics-programs/diseases-infections/coronavirus/current-status-covid-19
5. Timiskaming Health Unit: http://www.timiskaminghu.com/90484/COVID-19#Current%20Situation
6. Porcupine Health Unit: http://www.porcupinehu.on.ca/en/your-health/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/
7. KFL&A Public Health: https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/status-of-cases-in-kfla.aspx

Note: 
**James and Hudson Bay area statistics are part of the Porcupine Health Unit, thus numbers are also included in the Cochrane District (Porcupine Health Unit) column.