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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).

November 30, 2022, 4 p.m. / 30 novembre 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 dose86.2%
Percentage of residents (6 Months +) who have received two doses / Proportion de personnes (de 6 mois ou plus) qui ont reçu deux doses82.8%
Percentage of residents (5 +) who have received one dose / Proportion de résidents (5 ans ou plus) ayant reçu une dose89.3%
Percentage of residents (5 +) who have received two doses / Proportion de résidents (5 ans ou plus) ayant reçu deux doses86.0%
Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received one dose / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu une dose92.5%
Percentage of residents (12 +) who have received two doses / Proportion de résidents (12 ans ou plus) ayant reçu deux doses90.1%
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 rappel58.2%
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)508 120
Number of doses wasted / Nombre de doses gaspillées7 945
Percentage of doses wasted / Proportion de doses gaspillées2.05%

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.

December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. / 2 decembre 2022, 16 h
Current /
Actuellement
Previous / PrécédemmentChange from previous report (numbers) /
Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)
Total tests performed | Nombre total de tests effectués
478 071477 903168 (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
December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. | 2 decembre 2022, 16 h

Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
November 30, 2022, 4 p.m. | 30 novembre 2022, 16 h

Current1 / ActuellementPrevious1 / PrécédemmentChange from previous report (numbers) / Changement par rapport au rapport précédent (nombres)
Total cases | Total des cas20 98020 94634 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. 202115 272N/AN/A
Active cases | Nombre de cas actifs 134 1439 decrease / diminution
Resolved cases2 | Cas réglés220 84620 80343 increase / augmentation
Deceased3 | Décès3 196 1960
     COVID-19 was underlying cause of death | La cause sous-jacente du décès était la COVID-19 132 1320
     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 56 560
     Unknown cause of death | La cause du décès est inconnue 8 80
Deaths reported in Greater Sudbury | Décès signalés dans le Grand Sudbury 170 1700
Deaths reported in the Sudbury District | Décès signalés dans le district de Sudbury 18 180
Deaths reported in the Manitoulin District | Décès signalés dans le district de Manitoulin 8 80
Area | Secteur
Greater Sudbury | Grand Sudbury17 848 total

106 active | actifs
17 742 resolved | réglés
17 82127 increase / augmentation
Sudbury District | District de Sudbury1 666 total

17 active | actifs
1 649 resolved | réglés
1 6624 increase / augmentation
     Sudbury North4 | District Nord4 6N/AN/A
     Sudbury West5 | District Ouest5 11N/AN/A
     Sudbury East6 | District Est6 0N/AN/A
Manitoulin District | District de Manitoulin1 466 total

11 active | actifs
1 455 resolved | réglés
1 4633 increase / augmentation
Sex7 | Sexe7
Male | Masculin7 2147 20113 increase / augmentation
Female | Féminin10 82210 80319 increase / augmentation
Other / Not specified | Autre / Non spécifié2 9442 9422 increase / augmentation
Age groups7 | Groupes d'âge7
19 and under | 19 ans ou moins2 9202 9182 increase / augmentation
20-39 | De 20 à 39 ans6 8176 80413 increase / augmentation
40-59 | De 40 à 59 ans5 4855 47411 increase / augmentation
60-79 | De 60 à 79 ans3 5933 5912 increase / augmentation
80 and over | 80 ans ou plus2 1542 1486 increase / augmentation
Not specified | Non spécifié 11 110

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
December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. | 2 decembre 2022, 16 h

Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
November 30, 2022, 4 p.m. | 30 novembre 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 22 231 decrease / diminution
     Admitted due to COVID-19 | Patients admis en raison de la COVID-19 13 121 increase / augmentation
     Admitted for other reasons | Patients admis pour d'autres raisons 9 112 decrease / diminution
ICU patients with confirmed COVID-19 | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs et atteints de la COVID-19 1 10
     Admitted to ICU due to COVID-19 | Patients admis à l'unité des soins intensifs en raison de la COVID-19 1 10
     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 34 2113 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: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 9:08 a.m. / Mise à jour : vendredi 2 decembre 2022 à 9 h 08.
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)
Hospital / HôpitalHealth Sciences North, Floor 8 North / Horizon Santé-Nord, étage 8 NordActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/30
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeWikwemikong Nursing HomeActive / ActifManitoulin Island / Île Manitoulin2022/11/24
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeElizabeth Centre - Area 1Over / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/212022/12/01
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeSt. Joseph's Villa - Hillcrest UnitActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/15
Retirement home / Maison de retraiteChartwell Westmount on William Retirement ResidenceOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/152022/12/02
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeElizabeth Centre - Area 4Over / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/092022/11/30
Long-term care facility / Foyers de soins de longue duréeElizabeth Centre - Area 2 Over / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/082022/11/30
Retirement home / Maison de retraiteThe Walford SudburyOver / TerminéeGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/11/022022/11/29
Hospital / HôpitalHealth Science North, Floor 4 North / Horizon Santé-Nord, étage 4 NordActive / ActifGreater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury2022/10/06

COVID-19 Risk Index and Respiratory Activity Report

Use the COVID-19 Risk Index and Respiratory Activity Report to understand the overall risk posed by respiratory illness in the region and apply recommended personal protective measures. As community transmission and risk levels increase, our personal protective measures should also increase.

At times, Public Health may make strong recommendations in the context of COVID-19 to help us get through a particularly difficult respiratory virus season; to safeguard people’s health and to protect children, older adults, and those who are medically vulnerable; and to help address pressures on the health care system.

COVID-19 Risk Index

The COVID-19 Risk Index is a visual representation of the overall risk of COVID-19 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 .

The COVID-19 Risk Index has four risk levels—low, moderate, high, very high. Consult the Index to learn about Public Health’s current recommendations and the actions you can take to lower your risk. Use the Index as an additional tool when assessing your own risk for illness.

To determine the risk level at any 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 the Swiss cheese model or multiple layers of protection (PDF).

Respiratory Activity Report

The Respiratory Activity Report is a visual representation of the overall level of influenza activity in the community. The activity level is determined using two indicators—the number of confirmed influenza cases and confirmed influenza outbreaks in long-term care homes, retirement homes, and congregate living settings. The Respiratory Activity Report has four levels—no activity, sporadic activity, localized activity, and widespread activity, which are informed by The Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin (Public Health Ontario).

Assess your 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 for symptoms daily, and staying home when ill. 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.

Together, we can make it much more difficult for illness to spread by using a risk-based approach to make individual decisions. 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 December 2, 2022