Infectious Diseases

Algoma Public Health

Current Status (COVID-19)_v3

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To protect the identity of individuals, and to comply with privacy law, Algoma Public Health does not provide name or address information for people who test positive for COVID-19.  Where there are important exposures in the community or on flights, Algoma Public Health will make that information public. 


Status of cases in Algoma


Tested (1)  Confirmed
cases (2)



cases (3)

Cases Screened

Positive for VOC (4)

150,902 399 4 1 395 6 110
Updated: June 22, 2021, 2:15 pm



 That Algoma Public Health is aware of.
(2) Patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes any persons who are deceased.

  • These data sets are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
  • Confirmed positives will be reported as soon as publicly available.  

Weekly cases by episode date


Episode date is intended to approximate symptom onset date.  It is calculated based on the date of symptom onset, specimen collection/test date, or the date reported to public health.


  • To view epidemiologic trends and case break down by demographic factors such as age and sex, visit Public Health Ontario’s COVID-19 Data Tool.  This tool allows you to view COVID-19 data for Ontario overall, as well as for an individual public health unit.

  • The province of Ontario also publishes a daily epidemiologic summary report, accessible here, which provides provincial and regional data on confirmed cases, demographics and trends of cases since the outbreak began including geography, exposure and severity. 

Confirmed institutional outbreaks 


Confirmed institutional outbreaks Active Resolved
7 0 7
Updated: June 2, 2021

Complete list of outbreak activity in Algoma. 




Confirmed cases reported in the past 14 days 


Recent COVID-19 cases Presence of Variants of Concern (VOCs) Public health measures


Confirmed cases reported in last 14 days. Yes  

Protect yourself


  • Avoid close contact with people who are not a part of your immediate household. The fewer close contacts you have, the less risk of exposure.
  • Stay at least 2 metres or 6 feet apart from other people at all times.
  • Avoid non-essential travel.


Protect others

Central and
East Algoma 



 Elliot Lake
and area



 North Algoma Confirmed cases reported in last 14 days. Yes
 Sault Ste. Marie
and area
Confirmed cases reported in last 14 days. Yes
  Updated: June 22, 2021, 2:15 pm



Total confirmed cases by area of residence in Algoma

Algoma Region

Any residents who have tested positive for COVID-19? Any evidence of local community spread?
(since August 2020 - 
Algoma's second wave)

Central & East Algoma

Yes (51) Yes
Elliot Lake & Area Yes (31) Yes
North Algoma Yes (5) Yes
 Sault Ste. Marie &  Area Yes (312) Yes
  Updated: June 22, 2021, 2:15 pm

Note: The following describes the municipalities and First Nation communities included in each Algoma sub-region.  This is not an exhaustive listing of geographic places within Algoma.


Central & East Algoma includes: Blind River, Bruce Mines, Hilton, Hilton Beach, Huron Shores, Jocelyn, Johnson, Mississauga First Nation, Plummer Additional, St. Joseph, Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional, The North Shore, Thessalon, Thessalon First Nation


Elliot Lake & Area includes: Elliot Lake, Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, Serpent River First Nation, Spanish


North Algoma includes: Dubreuilville, Michipicoten First Nation, Missinabie Cree First Nation, Wawa, White River


Sault Ste. Marie & Area includes: Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Laird, Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, Prince, Sault Ste. Marie  


Weekly COVID testing:

Algoma overall

Sault Ste. Marie and area


Elliot Lake and area



Central and East Algoma


North Algoma


COVID-19 activity in northern Ontario 



Rate of Cases

per Week*
(cases per 100,000 population)

Algoma Public Health 0.9
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit 22.4
Public Health Sudbury and Districts 6.5
Timiskaming Health Unit 3.1
Porcupine Health Unit 214.5
Thunder Bay District Health Unit 13.3
Northwestern Health Unit 6.8
Week of: June 10 - June 16, 2021

*only includes confirmed cases

For more up-to-date information about COVID-19 activity in Ontario, visit Public Health Ontario's COVID-19 data tool or read the daily epidemiological summary for Ontario

Avoiding non-essential travel is the best way to reduce the risk of exposure. For essential travel, use this checklist to help you plan to be safe while you are away and when you return home.  

COVID-19 activity in northern Michigan



Rate of Cases

per Week*
(cases per 100,000 population)

Upper Peninsula
Chippewa County 2.7
Mackinaw County 18.5
Week of: June 9 - June 15, 2021

*only includes confirmed cases

For detailed up-to-date information about COVID-19 activity in Michigan, visit the State of Michigan's COVID-19 data webpage.