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Status of vaccination, testing, and cases in Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ service area

These data are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.

COVID-19 vaccine data

For details on upcoming vaccination clinics, visit our vaccination clinics page.

The table below includes vaccinations administered to residents of Sudbury and districts, including vaccinations administered by Public Health Sudbury & Districts, First Nation and Indigenous communities, hospitals, primary care partners, and other partners such as pharmacies.

Looking for more information about vaccination activities in our service area? Read our Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update which is produced weekly on Wednesdays.

COVID-19 vaccine data is updated on Wednesdays by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays).

September 21, 2022, 4 p.m. / 21 septembre 2022, 16 hData / Données
Percentage of residents (6 Months +) who have received one dose / Proportion des personnes (de 6 mois ou plus) qui ont reçu une dose85.9%
Percentage of residents (6 Months +) who have received two doses / Proportion de personnes (de 6 mois ou plus) qui ont reçu deux doses82.5%
Percentage of residents (5 +) who have received one dose / Proportion de résidents (5 ans ou plus) ayant reçu une dose89.2%
Percentage of residents (5 +) who have received two doses / Proportion de résidents (5 ans ou plus) ayant reçu deux doses85.8%
Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received one dose / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu une dose92.2%
Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received two doses / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu deux doses89.8%
Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received a third dose or one booster / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu trois doses ou une dose de rappel57.6%
Number of residents 6 Months and up / Nombre de personnes de 6 mois ou plus204 669
Number of residents aged 5 and up / Nombre de résidents âgés de 5 ans ou plus196 785
Number of residents aged 12 and up / Nombre de résidents âgés de 12 ans ou plus182 229
Total doses administered by Public Health and partners (residents/non-residents) / Nombre total de doses administrées par Santé publique et ses partenaires (à des résidents et des non-résidents)477 675
Number of doses wasted / Nombre de doses gaspillées6 282
Percentage of doses wasted / Proportion de doses gaspillées1.70%

Note: Beginning Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Public Health Sudbury & Districts will be switching from using the 2020 Statistics Canada population estimates to the newly released, 2021 Statistics Canada population estimates. This change will result in an increase in population size, along with an associated decrease in coverage rates. Additionally, to more accurately reflect the inclusion of children 6 months to 4 years in age who have recently become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, we will report population counts and dose administration rates relative to the “6 months and up” age group for Public Health Sudbury & Districts residents.

Note: The Ministry of Health has updated its guidance to explain that the “fully vaccinated” definition will be updated in most settings to the “up to date” definition. “Up to date” means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. The language used in the COVID-19 vaccine data table was updated on May 25, 2022, based on this guidance.

COVID-19 testing data

COVID-19 testing data is updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). There is a two-day lag in the data, meaning that Monday’s report will include data up to Saturday.

Data Source: Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS), accessed via the COVID-19 Testing Dashboard, Ontario Ministry of Health.

September 26, 2022, 4 p.m. / 26 septembre 2022, 16 hCurrent /
Actuellement
Previous / PrécédemmentChange from previous report (numbers) /
Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)
Total tests performed | Nombre total de tests effectués
463 019462 339680 (increase / augmentation)

Learn more about Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ role in COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 case data

Public Health reports COVID-19 case data Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). The Monday report includes cases from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We will also continue to post a Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update on Wednesdays that includes information about cases over time, case characteristics, testing, regional comparisons, and outbreaks in facilities.

Note: As of December 31, 2021, eligibility for publicly funded PCR testing (PDF, Ontario Government) is limited to people who are associated with highest risk settings or who are at high risk of severe health outcomes if they become infected. Therefore, counts of new and active cases underestimate the true number of people with COVID-19 in Sudbury and districts.

Data source: Case and Contact Management (CCM) System

Report Date / Date du rapport
September 26, 2022, 4 p.m. | 26 septembre 2022, 16 h

Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
September 23, 2022, 4 p.m. | 23 septembre 2022, 16 h

Current1 / ActuellementPrevious1 / PrécédemmentChange from previous report (numbers) / Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)
Total cases | Total des cas18 96718 87988 increase / augmentation
     Tested before December 31, 2021 | Tests effectués avant le 31 déc. 20215 708N/AN/A
     Tested since December 31, 2021 | Tests effectués depuis le 31 déc. 202113 259N/AN/A
Active cases | Nombre de cas actifs 232 2342 decrease / diminution
Resolved cases2 | Cas réglés218 73518 64590 increase / augmentation
Deceased3 | Décès3 173 1730
     COVID-19 was underlying cause of death | La cause sous-jacente du décès était la COVID-19 120 1200
     COVID-19 contributed to but was not underlying cause of death | La COVID-19 a contribué au décès, mais n'en était pas la cause sous-jacente 46 460
     Unknown cause of death | La cause du décès est inconnue 7 70
Deaths reported in Greater Sudbury | Décès signalés dans le Grand Sudbury 151 1510
Deaths reported in the Sudbury District | Décès signalés dans le district de Sudbury 14 140
Deaths reported in the Manitoulin District | Décès signalés dans le district de Manitoulin 8 80
Area | Secteur
Greater Sudbury | Grand Sudbury16 147 total

208 active | actifs
15 939 resolved | réglés
16 06879 increase / augmentation
Sudbury District | District de Sudbury1 462 total

7 active | actifs
1 455 resolved | réglés
1 4593 increase / augmentation
     Sudbury North4 | District Nord4 1N/AN/A
     Sudbury West5 | District Ouest5 4N/AN/A
     Sudbury East6 | District Est6 2N/AN/A
Manitoulin District | District de Manitoulin1 358 total

17 active | actifs
1 341 resolved | réglés
1 3526 increase / augmentation
Sex7 | Sexe7
Male | Masculin6 5006 47030 increase / augmentation
Female | Féminin9 5899 53455 increase / augmentation
Other / Not specified | Autre / Non spécifié2 8782 8753 increase / augmentation
Age groups7 | Groupes d'âge7
19 and under | 19 ans ou moins2 8552 8523 increase / augmentation
20-39 | De 20 à 39 ans6 3616 33922 increase / augmentation
40-59 | De 40 à 59 ans4 9644 94420 increase / augmentation
60-79 | De 60 à 79 ans3 0453 02520 increase / augmentation
80 and over | 80 ans ou plus1 7321 70923 increase / augmentation
Not specified | Non spécifié 10 100

1 Case counts include both probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19.  As of December 31, 2021, the case counts also include the positive rapid antigen tests that are reported to Public Health as part an outbreak in a highest risk setting.
2 Patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes persons who are deceased.
3 Patient died of COVID-related causes (excludes deaths of cases positive for COVID who died of unrelated causes). There may be delays in a COVID-related death being reported to public health, and/or in getting final confirmation on the cause of death.
4 Sudbury North: Sudbury Unorganized North Part (except Willisville & Whitefish Falls), Chapleau, Chapleau 74A, Foleyet, Mattagami 71, Gogama, Cartier
5 Sudbury West: Sables-Spanish Rivers, Shakespeare, Baldwin, Nairn & Hyman, Espanola, Lee Valley, (Sudbury Unorganized North Part), Willisville & Whitefish Falls
6 Sudbury East: Markstay-Warren, St. Charles, French River, Alban, Killarney, McGregor Bay, Whitefish Lake 6
7 Data on sex and age groups are listed as unspecified until there are sufficient numbers to allow them to be assigned to the appropriate categories. This ensures that individual cases cannot be identified. Sex is not specified for cases aged 19 years and under.

COVID-19 hospitalization data

COVID-19 hospitalization data is updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). There is a two-day lag in the data, meaning that Monday’s report will include data up to Saturday.

Note: These numbers include all COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Sudbury and districts hospitals, regardless of where they live. They include patients who are hospitalized due to their COVID-19 infection and those who are positive for COVID-19 but were hospitalized for other reasons.

Data Source: Daily Bed Census Summary and Critical Care Information System, accessed via the COVID-19 Regional Hospitals Dashboard, Ontario Ministry of Health.

Report Date / Date du rapport
September 26, 2022, 4 p.m. | 26 septembre 2022, 16 h

Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
September 23, 2022, 4 p.m. | 23 septembre 2022, 16 h

Current / ActuellementPrevious / PrécédemmentChange from previous report (numbers) / Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 | Patients atteints de la COVID-19 26 271 decrease / diminution
     Admitted due to COVID-19 | Patients admis en raison de la COVID-19 17 152 increase / augmentation
     Admitted for other reasons | Patients admis pour d'autres raisons 9 123 decrease / diminution
ICU patients with confirmed COVID-19 | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs et atteints de la COVID-19 0 00
     Admitted to ICU due to COVID-19 | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs en raison de la COVID-19 0 00
     Admitted to ICU for other reasons | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs pour d'autres raisons 0 00
Patients under investigation for COVID-19 | Patients sous enquête liée à la COVID-19 41 1526 increase / augmentation

Outbreaks of COVID-19

This section is updated when information is available. Public Health reports all outbreaks when there are no personal privacy concerns related to the situation.

Public Health updates the list of COVID-19 outbreaks Monday through Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Information in this section will be removed one week after an outbreak is declared over.

Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. / Mise à jour : lundi 26 septembre 2022 à 10 h 15.
Setting | LieuFacility name | Nom d’établissementStatus | ÉtatArea | SecteurDate declared (yyyy/mm/dd) | Date déclarée (ans/mois/jour)Date declared over
(yyyy/mm/dd) | Date déclarée terminée (ans/mois/jour)
Congregate living setting / Lieu d’hébergement en communDeafBlind Ontario Services - Hanmer SiteActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/25
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréePioneer Manor - Tulip Home Area Active / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/23
Congregate living setting / Lieu d’hébergement en communSudbury Jail - Unit 14Active / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/22
Retirement home / Maison de retraiteLaSalle Residence for SeniorsActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/21
Congregate living setting / Lieu d’hébergement en communSudbury Jail - Unit 6BActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/19
Retirement home / Maison de retraiteAmberwood SuitesOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/122022/09/22
Hospital / HôpitalHealth Sciences North - Reactivation Care Unit / Horizon Santé-Nord - Unité de soins de réactivation Over / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/072022/09/20
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeFinlandia Village - Kuusi UnitActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/04
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréePioneer Manor - Lilac MallardActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/03
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréePioneer Manor - York Ramsey Home AreaOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/022022/09/25
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréePioneer Manor - Killarney Home AreaOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/022022/09/25
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeEspanola Nursing Home - North WingOver / TerminéeEspanola2022/09/022022/09/23
Hospital / HôpitalHealth Science North, Floor 7 North / Horizon Santé-Nord, étage 7 NordActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/09/01
Retirement home / Maison de retraiteRed Oak VillaActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/08/29
Hospital / HôpitalHealth Sciences North, Floor 8 NorthOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/08/222022/09/22
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeExtendicare Falconbridge - 3rd FloorOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/08/162022/09/22

COVID-19 Risk Index

The COVID-19 Risk Index is a visual representation of the overall risk of disease transmission in the community. The risk level is determined using seven separate indicators related to community transmission, the impact on our health care system capacity, and severe health outcomes. The Index has four risk levels—low, moderate, high, very high—and each level has corresponding recommended public health guidance for COVID-safe practices. To determine the risk level at any one time, the current data for each indicator is compared against its peak level observed during the local Omicron COVID-19 variant wave in late winter of 2021 and early winter of 2022. The higher the level of risk, the more important it is to use multiple layers of protection (PDF).

Use the Index score as an additional tool when assessing your own COVID-19 risk. Consider the overall risk posed by COVID-19 in the region and apply recommended personal protective measures. Read our COVID-19 safety tips.

Understanding local risk levels

Along with the overall local level of risk, know your own COVID-19 risk. Consider your age, vaccination status, health status, and know the risk of those around you. Public Health Sudbury & Districts strongly recommends multiple layers of protection based on your personal circumstances and according to the local risk as currently assessed. These layers include the use of personal protective measures, such as vaccination, masking, practising physical distancing, handwashing, and self-screening daily. Individuals who are immunocompromised should continue taking extra precautions. Using several of these measures is the best way to help protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from the spread of COVID-19.

Your actions matter. The choices we make each day ripple and impact community transmission and local risk level. Together, we can make it much more difficult for COVID-19 to spread by using a risk-based approach to make individual and community decisions about COVID-safety. As community transmission and risk levels increase, we must adjust our behaviours and increase the types of measures we use to protect ourselves.

It is important to think ahead, understand risks for COVID-19, and be COVID-safe. As always, remember to be kind and respectful of the risk tolerance of those around you.

Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update

The Weekly Report will be published every Wednesday.

The report provides data on COVID-19 cases and the vaccination program in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, as well as additional context by comparing local data to other regions in Ontario. Specifically, the report includes information about:

Measuring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

The City of Greater Sudbury, in partnership with the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), is monitoring levels of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants with a wastewater surveillance program that tests sewage from the Kelly Lake Wastewater Treatment Site. The Kelly Lake site serves 96 000 residents and is one of 13 wastewater sites managed by the City of Greater Sudbury.

HSNRI is monitoring six treatment plants as part of a pan-Ontario network developing wastewater monitoring of COVID-19 (Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table).

Visit the City of Greater Sudbury’s website to learn more about measuring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and for monitoring results.

Learn more about why SARS-CoV-2 is measured in wastewater.

SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Why measure SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater?

Researchers across Canada and globally are monitoring SARS-CoV-2 (the virus leading to COVID-19) in community wastewater samples to better understand community spread. People who have COVID-19 will have SARS-CoV-2 gene fragments (RNA) in their stool, whether they are symptomatic or not. Levels of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater can therefore be measured to estimate levels of COVID-19 in the community and follow changes over time.

Wastewater surveillance consistently captures most of the population with COVID-19. This is different from assessing community COVID-19 levels by measuring the number of active cases, which also depends on individual testing. This may be even more important for understanding broad population trends if testing for individuals is limited.

Monitoring wastewater for COVID-19 can be used by public health as a tool for surveillance alongside other public health indicators, such as reported cases, hospitalizations, and outbreaks, to identify COVID-19 trends and support mobilization of resources related to the COVID-19 response.

About this initiative

Local wastewater is currently being tested by the City of Greater Sudbury, in partnership with the Health Sciences North Research Institute. The Kelly Lake Wastewater Treatment Site provides wastewater treatment processes for approximately 96 000 residents in Greater Sudbury.

Data for those living in other areas of Sudbury and anyone living outside of the City of Greater Sudbury is not currently included in this surveillance project.

This local wastewater surveillance initiative is led by Gustavo Ybazeta, Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Genomics Associate at Health Sciences North Research Institute in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury. This initiative is part of a larger provincial Wastewater Surveillance Initiative and is funded by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

Considerations for wastewater measurement of SARS-CoV-2

The amount of virus an individual with COVID-19 sheds will differ over time as their illness progresses from the pre-symptomatic stage through to recovery. The amount of virus detected in a wastewater sample can also vary due to weather events, such as snowmelt or heavy rainfall. Because of these and other factors, the results presented are not equivalent to case numbers and should be interpreted with caution. We are working together to learn more about wastewater surveillance for COVID-19, and how the results can be used as a tool for public health.

Visit the City of Greater Sudbury’s website for local data on this research initiative.

For more information about monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater visit the Canadian Water Network (cwn-rce.ca)

This item was last modified on September 26, 2022