Current status (COVID-19)
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- COVID-19 vaccine data, testing data, and confirmed COVID-19 case data
- COVID-19 hospitalization data and outbreaks of COVID-19
- COVID-19 Risk Index and Respiratory Activity Report (inactive)
- Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update
- Measuring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
Status of vaccination, testing, and cases in Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ service area
These data are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
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 20, 2023, 4 p.m. /|
20 septembre 2023, 16 h
|Data / Données|
|Percentage of residents (6 Months +) who have received one dose / Proportion des personnes (de 6 mois ou plus) qui ont reçu une dose||84.1%|
|Percentage of residents (6 Months +) who have received two doses / Proportion de personnes (de 6 mois ou plus) qui ont reçu deux doses||81.0%|
|Percentage of residents (5 +) who have received one dose / Proportion de résidents (5 ans ou plus) ayant reçu une dose||87.2%|
|Percentage of residents (5 +) who have received two doses / Proportion de résidents (5 ans ou plus) ayant reçu deux doses||84.0%|
|Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received one dose / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu une dose||90.6%|
|Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received two doses / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu deux doses||88.2%|
|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 rappel||57.1%|
|Percentage of residents (5+) who have had a booster in the last six months / Proportion de résidents (de 5 ans ou plus) qui ont reçu une dose de rappel ces six derniers mois||4.2%|
|Number of residents 6 Months and up / Nombre de personnes de 6 mois ou plus||204 669|
|Number of residents aged 5 and up / Nombre de résidents âgés de 5 ans ou plus||196 785|
|Number of residents aged 12 and up / Nombre de résidents âgés de 12 ans ou plus||182 229|
|Total doses administered by Public Health, other providers, and pharmacy (to residents/non-residents) / Total des doses administrées par Santé publique, d’autres fournisseurs et des pharmacies (à des personnes de la région et de l’extérieur)||529 069|
|Total doses administered at PHSD-led events (to residents/non-residents) / Total des doses administrées lors des activités dirigées par Santé publique (à des personnes de la région et de l’extérieur)||370 565|
|Total doses administered at other provider-led events (to residents/non-residents) / Total des doses administrées lors des activités dirigées par d’autres fournisseurs (à des personnes de la région et de l’extérieur)||44 516|
|Total doses administered by pharmacy providers (to residents/non-residents) / Total des doses administrées par des pharmacies (à des personnes de la région et de l’extérieur)||113 988|
|Number/percentage of doses wasted at PHSD-led vaccination events / Nombre ou proportion de doses gaspillées aux activités de vaccination dirigées par Santé publique||11 197 / 3.0%|
|Number/percentage of doses wasted at other provider-led vaccination events / Nombre ou proportion de doses gaspillées aux activités de vaccination dirigées par d’autres fournisseurs||3 855 / 8.7%|
|Number/percentage of doses wasted in the process of storage, handling, and supply transactions / Nombre ou proportion de doses gaspillées pendant les travaux d’entreposage, de manutention et d’approvisionnement||16 761 / 4.0%|
Note: Beginning the week of February 8, 2023, Public Health Sudbury & Districts will remove area residents who are deceased from the COVID-19 vaccination coverage rate numerators. This will reflect current COVID-19 vaccination rates more accurately in line with Ontario-wide Ministry coverage calculation changes. Additionally, Public Health Sudbury & Districts will now be including, in the weekly update, doses wasted both during COVID-19 vaccination events along with those wasted during storage, handling, and supply processing. This marks a change from our previous calculations, which included vaccine event waste only.
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 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 25, 2023, 4 p.m. / 25 septembre 2023, 16 h||Current /|
|Previous / Précédemment||Change from previous report (numbers) /
Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)
|Total tests performed | Nombre total de tests effectués||507 109||506 921||188 (increase / augmentation)|
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 25, 2023, 4 p.m. | 25 septembre 2023, 16 h
Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
|Current1 / Actuellement||Previous1 / Précédemment||Change from previous report (numbers) / Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)|
|Total cases | Total des cas||23 694||23 669||25 increase / augmentation|
|Tested before December 31, 2021 | Tests effectués avant le 31 déc. 2021||5 708||N/A||N/A|
|Tested since December 31, 2021 | Tests effectués depuis le 31 déc. 2021||17 986||N/A||N/A|
|Active cases | Nombre de cas actifs||81||103||22 decrease / diminution|
|Resolved cases2 | Cas réglés2||23 613||23 566||47 increase / augmentation|
|Deceased3 | Décès3||220||219||1 increase / augmentation|
|COVID-19 was underlying cause of death | La cause sous-jacente du décès était la COVID-19||151||151||0|
|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||68||68||0|
|Unknown cause of death | La cause du décès est inconnue||1||0||1 increase / augmentation|
|Deaths reported in Greater Sudbury | Décès signalés dans le Grand Sudbury||192||191||1 increase / augmentation|
|Deaths reported in the Sudbury District | Décès signalés dans le district de Sudbury||18||18||0|
|Deaths reported in the Manitoulin District | Décès signalés dans le district de Manitoulin||10||10||0|
|Area | Secteur|
|Greater Sudbury | Grand Sudbury||20 153 total|
73 active | actifs
20 080 resolved | réglés
|20 130||23 increase / augmentation|
|Sudbury District | District de Sudbury||1 904 total|
5 active | actifs
1 899 resolved | réglés
|1 903||1 increase / augmentation|
|Sudbury North4 | District Nord4||1||N/A||N/A|
|Sudbury West5 | District Ouest5||3||N/A||N/A|
|Sudbury East6 | District Est6||1||N/A||N/A|
|Manitoulin District | District de Manitoulin||1 637 total|
3 active | actifs
1 634 resolved | réglés
|1 636||1 increase / augmentation|
|Sex7 | Sexe7|
|Male | Masculin||8 070||8 062||8 increase / augmentation|
|Female | Féminin||12 581||12 565||16 increase / augmentation|
|Other / Not specified | Autre / Non spécifié||3 043||3 042||1 increase / augmentation|
|Age groups7 | Groupes d'âge7|
|19 and under | 19 ans ou moins||3 018||3 017||1 increase / augmentation|
|20-39 | De 20 à 39 ans||7 529||7 526||3 increase / augmentation|
|40-59 | De 40 à 59 ans||6 169||6 162||7 increase / augmentation|
|60-79 | De 60 à 79 ans||4 309||4 302||7 increase / augmentation|
|80 and over | 80 ans ou plus||2 652||2 645||7 increase / augmentation|
|Not specified | Non spécifié||17||17||0|
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 is updated Wednesday by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). There is a two-day lag in the data, meaning that Wednesday’s report will include data up to Monday.
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 20, 2023, 4 p.m. | 20 septembre 2023, 16 h
Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
|Current / Actuellement||Previous / Précédemment||Change from previous report (numbers) / Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)|
|Patients with confirmed COVID-19 | Patients atteints de la COVID-19||13||7||6 increase / augmentation|
|Admitted due to COVID-19 | Patients admis en raison de la COVID-19||6||4||2 increase / augmentation|
|Admitted for other reasons | Patients admis pour d'autres raisons||7||3||4 increase / augmentation|
|ICU patients with confirmed COVID-19 | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs et atteints de la COVID-19||0||2||2 decrease / diminution|
|Admitted to ICU due to COVID-19 | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs en raison de la COVID-19||0||1||1 decrease / diminution|
|Admitted to ICU for other reasons | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs pour d'autres raisons||0||1||1 decrease / diminution|
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: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 11:05 a.m. / Mise à jour : mardi 26 septembre 2023, à 11 h 05.
|Setting | Lieu||Facility name | Nom d’établissement||Status | État||Area | Secteur||Date declared (yyyy/mm/dd) | Date déclarée (aaaa/mm/jj)||Date declared over
(yyyy/mm/dd) | Date déclarée terminée (aaaa/mm/jj)
|Hospital / Hôpital||Health Sciences North - Floor 8 North / |
Horizon Santé-Nord – étage 8 Nord
|Active / Actif||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/25|
|Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue||Pioneer Manor - Cranberry Unit||Active / Actif||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/22|
|Congregate living setting / Lieu d’hébergement en commun||Community Living Greater Sudbury - Amica/Harmony||Active / Actif||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/20|
|Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue durée||Pioneer Manor - Trillium Unit||Active / Actif||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/17|
|Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue durée||Pioneer Manor - York Ramsey Unit||Over / Terminée||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/15||2023/09/25|
|Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue durée||Elizabeth Centre - Home Area 2||Over / Terminée||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/13||2023/09/25|
|Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue durée||Pioneer Manor - Poplar Home Area||Over / Terminée||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/09||2023/09/23|
|Hospital / Hôpital||North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC), Kirkwood Place - Oak Lodge||Over / Terminée||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/07||2023/09/20|
|Retirement home / Maison de retraite||Chartwell Southwind Retirement Residence - Entire Facility||Over / Terminée||Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury||2023/09/03||2023/09/20|
The COVID-19 Risk Index & Respiratory Activity Report is currently set to inactive based on downward trends in respiratory disease activity and the end of the annual respiratory virus season, an overall increase in population level immunity to COVID-19 and decrease of cases.
Assess your risk
Continue to take steps and use caution to prevent the spread of illness. Assess your risk and apply personal protective measures based on your age, vaccination, and health status.
These measures can include:
- Staying up to date on vaccination, including booster doses
- Use Ontario’s Booster dose recommendation tool to find out when you should get a booster dose.
- Wearing a mask
- Washing your hands
- Screening daily for symptoms
- Staying home when ill
Consider the risk of those around you and increase protective measures based on your personal health situation and environment to reduce the burden of illness in our communities.
As always, remember to be kind and respectful of the risk tolerance of those around you.
The Weekly Report will be published every Wednesday.
- Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update (PDF, 2 MB), Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
Notice: We recently identified an error in “COVID-19 cases in local hospitals” (page 3). Data on hospitalized patients suspected of having COVID-19 were discontinued in May 2023. We have removed these counts from Figure 3. We regret any confusion or misinterpretation this error may have caused.
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:
- cases over time and their characteristics
- outbreaks and hospitalizations
- case outcomes
- vaccine administration over time: by regions, brand, dose, and by age group
- adverse events following immunization
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, 2023