Second death in North Bay apartment COVID outbreak

Grant Boone
February 26, 2021

We now have 718 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 283 people in the ICU and 186 in the ICU on a ventilator.

675 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 718 reported yesterday.

There are 287 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 283) and 182 COVID patients on ventilators (down from 186 yesterday).

Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 2.7 per cent.

Another 11,883 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed. To date, 10.7 million tests have been completed.

There are 123 active outbreaks at long-term care homes, 70 at retirement homes and 41 at hospitals. In the current situation, this does not appear to be the case.

A number of topics are expected to be discussed including how to tackle the spread of variant cases, vaccine delays and distribution challenges, re-opening communities too quickly and sustainable public health measures.

No new cases of any variants of concern were reported in Ottawa on Tuesday.

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today.

It says another 16,252 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since the previous update.

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A total of 585,707 vaccine doses have been administered in the province so far, according to provincial data.

In total, 251,590 people have been fully vaccinated, having received two doses of vaccine.

Caroline Coljin, a COVID-19 modeler and mathematician at Simon Fraser University, added that the word "wave" is misleading, since most virus waves ease up on their own as people naturally build up immunity.

The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 48.4 cases per 100,000 people from Feb. 12 to Feb. 18, which is a decrease of 10.9 per cent compared to Feb. 6 to Feb. 12 when the average weekly incidence rate was 54.3 cases per 100,000 people.

The Manitoba government says one of the people enforcing COVID-19 public health orders was assaulted while on duty last week. The region is in the yellow - protect zone.

Health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19. There are 29 known active cases.

The lower case count caused a slight dip in the weekly trend of new cases per 100,000 residents, though the figure has been rising in the past several days and is approaching the "Red-Control" level under the province's COVID-19 framework.

North Bay is one of only three regions in Ontario that remain under a stay-at-home order. There are 21 known active cases. The health unit has reported 583 cases. There are 24 known active cases.

There was one new case reported by Huron Perth Public Health in South Huron.

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