Public Service Announcement: new confirmed case of COVID-19 in long-term care resident, outbreak declared at Wikwemikong Nursing Home

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 at Wikwemikong Nursing Home after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed in a resident of the home. The individual was tested as part of the ongoing targeted surveillance of long-term care homes across the province.

Details of confirmed case(s)

Case numberAgeGenderExposure categoryStatusTested (dd/mm/yy)Area
Case #6070sFemaleNo travel and no contact with a known case (unknown exposure)Other institution04/05/2020Manitoulin District

Status of COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities

Outbreak statusFacility typeNumber of facilities affectedCases among residents or patients

(*includes deaths)
Deaths among residents or patientsCases among staffTotal cases
ActiveLong-term care home440610
ResolvedLong-term care home11112

A previously reported outbreak at St. Joseph’s Villa was declared over on May 7, 2020.

Updates about COVID-19 testing, confirmed cases, and outbreaks in Greater Sudbury, the District of Sudbury, and the District of Manitoulin are posted online.

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate, then contact an assessment centre or use the online self-assessment tool to see if you need to seek further care.

Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) assessment centre

  • Clients MUST call MHC (Mindemoya 705.377.5311, Little Current 705.368.2300). Calls are answered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (seven days a week).
  • The MHC Centres are open Monday to Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Assessment centre online information

For more information on self-isolation, self-assessment, and assessment centres visit or call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about the province’s response to COVID-19.

This item was last modified on May 11, 2020