Public Health Sudbury and Districts reported its 34th COVID-related death in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts on Friday.
The health unit did not release any details about the death.
Public Health also reported 63 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, including 59 cases in Greater Sudbury and four in the Manitoulin district.
These numbers reflect case counts reported over the last two days. Public Health did not issue an updated case count on Remembrance Day.
There are currently 281 active cases of COVID-19 in the health unit’s service area. There are 266 active cases in Greater Sudbury, three in the Sudbury district, and 12 in the Manitoulin district.
The health unit recently identified 28 local cases with a mutation profile commonly associated with a COVID-19 variant of concern.
There have been 1,800 cases confirmed or presumed to be variants identified in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts.
Public Health has reported 3,251 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared among the Manitoulin Panthers U13 Hockey Team on Thursday.
The COVID-19 outbreaks at St. Charles College in the elementary wing, The Regent Manor Retirement Home, and at Pioneer Manor have been declared over.
There are currently 13 active COVID-19 outbreaks in the health unit’s service area.
These include outbreaks at Vale’s South Mine and North Mine, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Victoria Place, March of Dimes, Chartwell Westmount on William Retirement Residence, Lopes Limited, Glencore’s South Mine, The Grand Nightclub and The Rock Harley Davidson.
Outbreaks at Holy Trinity Catholic School, Health Sciences North, and Memorial Park in downtown Sudbury also remain active.
The health unit has performed 315,413 COVID-19 tests as of Nov. 10.
In partnership with First Nations and primary care partners, Public Health has administered 269,370 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are 141,053 people in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts who have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 124,823 people are fully vaccinated.
There were 598 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths reported in Ontario on Friday.
This reflects a slight drop compared to the 642 new cases reported Thursday. Three deaths were reported on Thursday.
Of the new confirmed cases, 376 were among those who were not fully vaccinated or had an unknown vaccination status, Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted on Thursday.
There are 207 people with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. Of these, 158 are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown status. There are 132 people in ICU in the province due to COVID-related illness, and 72 people on ventilators.
So far, 88.6 per cent of Ontario residents who qualify have received at least one dose and 85.3 per cent are fully vaccinated, said Elliott.
with files from Postmedia
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Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Sudbury Star