Daily COVID-19 Report

The daily COVID-19 report is posted daily, Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. (except statutory holidays) 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 Friday July 16, 2021, Porcupine Public Health has entered Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen. To learn more about the Orders and instructions issued from the Medical Officer of Health, please find this at the COVID-19: Orders & Instructions page from Porcupine Public Health.

COVID-19 Status for Public Health Units across Northeastern Ontario  

Last updated: 4:05 pm November 26 2021.

NOTE ON REPORTED CASES IN THE REGION: Total cases 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 a reporting lag. There can be a small margin of error in reporting that is expected to be corrected over time. Hospitalization information on cases is currently unavailable.

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

Local regionActive CasesResolved CasesDeaths
Attawapiskat0810
Fort Albany0880
Kashechewan03791
Moose Factory0480
Moosonee11080
Peawanuck000
Total17041

Total Number of Cases in Region: 706
There was an adjustment on September 14, 2021 for the total number of cases identified in the region from 712 to 705 as a result of consultation with Porcupine Public Health.
Total Variants of Concern confirmed in Region: 2 confirmed
Cases belonging to the region, but isolating outside James Hudson Bay Region: 0
Cases detected in the region, but are not included in the Region’s report: 5
NOTE ON REPORTED CASES IN THE REGION: Total cases 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 a reporting lag. There can be a small margin of error in reporting that is expected to be corrected over time. Hospitalization information on cases is currently unavailable.

Notifications and Region Updates

November 22, 2021: There was an adjustment for the total number of cases in Kashechewan from 381 to 380. This results in the total number of cases identified in the region to be 706.

November 19, 2021: There was an adjustment for the total number of cases in Moose Factory from 49 to 48. This results in the total number of cases identified in the region to be 707.

November 19, 2021: As of November 12, 2021, routine Variants of Concern (VOC) PCR testing of positive COVID-19 samples is no longer being conducted. All eligible positive COVID-19 samples will now be forwarded for whole genome sequencing. Starting on November 15, 2021, VOC and mutation data will be removed from the daily epidemiological summary.    

November 18, 2021: There is one new case identified in the region today. This case is from Moosonee and is currently undergoing investigation. There are currently 2 active cases in the region both from Moosonee.

November 17, 2021: There is one new case identified in the region today. This case is from Moosonee and is currently undergoing investigation.

November 17 2021: Through ongoing investigations, Porcupine Public Health has learned of a potential low risk exposure to the public related to the following travel: Ontario Northland Polar Bear express, scheduled departure time 9:00 a.m., from Cochrane to Moosonee, especially those seated in coach #3.

Regional Testing Update

  • Total Number of testing results: 20,575
  • Number of negative testing results: 19,739
  • Number of pending testing results: 25
  • There are 97 new cases reported in this region:
    • Algoma: 29
      • Outbreak at Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre announced on November 10, 2021
    • North Bay Parry Sound: 2
      • Outbreak at Au Chateau Home for the Aged announced on November 15, 2021
    • Porcupine Public Health: 5
      • Outbreak at École publique Lionel-Gauthier in Timmins declared on November 11, 2021.
      • Outbreak at Pope Francis Elementary School in Timmins declared on November 21, 2021.
    • Sudbury:
    • Outbreak at March of Dimes – Peel Street declared on November 4, 2021
      • Outbreak at Chartwell Westmount on William Retirement Residence declared on November 5, 2021
    • Timiskaming: 18
      • Outbreak at Young-Davidson mine located just outside of Matachewan declared on November 18, 2021.
      • Outbreak declared at New Liskeard Public School on November 19, 2021.
  • The total number of reported cases is 8,246 in the Northeastern Ontario region    
    • 650 cases remain active  

Kingston Updates  

  • New Cases: 32
  • Kingston current outbreaks: 5 non-school related outbreaks and 8 school-related outbreaks, 4 institutional outbreak.
  • Total reported cases of COVID-19: 2,501
    • 267 cases remains active

Thunder Bay Updates  

  • New Cases: 22
  • Thunder Bay currently has no active institutional (retirement homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and correctional facilities) outbreak
  • Total reported cases of COVID-19: 3,537
    • 68 cases remain active

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 Comparison for
November 9 2021 to November 22, 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. Comparing the incidence rate from the previous reporting week with the current reporting week aids in monitoring immediate changes in cases for each public health unit.

As of November 12, 2021, routine Variants of Concern (VOC) PCR testing of positive COVID-19 samples is no longer being conducted. All eligible positive COVID-19 samples will now be forwarded for whole genome sequencing. Starting on November 15, 2021, VOC and mutation data will be removed from the daily epidemiological summary.     

**Mutations and VOCs include all 5 columns combined from the Ontario Epidemiology Summary Table 3A. Footnotes pertaining to Table 3A apply to interpreting the values presented here.

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 (deaths) 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.