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: 4:00 pm September 24 2021.

This table is updated Monday to Friday, except for statutory holidays. For timely local updates, please see “Notifications and Region Updates” below. New cases for all the regions (Except for Ontario – which reflects the previous calendar day’s numbers) are as compared to the previous reporting date. On Monday, this includes new cases identified over the weekend.

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 Albany0870
Kashechewan13791
Moose Factory0490
Moosonee01070
Peawanuck000
Total17031

Total Number of Cases in Region: 705
There has been an adjustment on 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

September 14 2021: There is one new case identified in the region today. The case is from Kashechewan and is currently in self-isolation. There has been an adjustment on the total number of cases identified in the region from 712 to 705 as a result of consultation with Porcupine Public Health.

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.

Regional Testing Update

  • Total Number of testing results: 19,072
  • Number of negative testing results: 18,307
  • Number of pending testing results: 18

NOTE ON TESTING NUMBERS: Testing numbers are subject to a 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 11 new cases reported in this region:
    • Algoma: 1
    • North Bay Parry Sound: 0
    • Porcupine Public Health: 2
    • Sudbury: 8
    • Timiskaming: 0
  • The total number of reported cases is 6,038 in the Northeastern Ontario region    
    • 97 cases remain active  

Kingston Updates  

  • New Cases: 4
  • Kingston currently has no active outbreak
  • Total reported cases of COVID-19: 1,723
    • 38 cases remains active

Thunder Bay Updates  

  • New Cases: 0
  • Thunder Bay currently has no active institutional (retirement homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and correctional facilities) outbreak
  • Total reported cases of COVID-19: 3,388
    • 2 cases remain active

COVID-19 cases across Canada
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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
August 29 to September 11 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). 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.