Timiskaming Health Unit is actively monitoring the situation and providing public health guidance to the public, returning travelers, local health professionals, and local employers.

 

For more information about the restrictions, click here

COVID-19 status in Timiskaming1

In late December 2021, eligibility for testing for COVID-19 in Ontario changed. Confirmatory tests for COVID-19 are now only used for the highest risk people and those in the highest risk settings, like hospitals. For more details on who is eligible for testing, click here.  Results from self-testing with Rapid Antigen Tests are not tracked. For these reasons, the new testing results in our chart only show the number of high risk cases in the highest risk individuals and settings. This number no longer represents the true number of cases in the community. The two categories below are not comparable. 

 

Number of cases from
March 2020 to December 2021

Includes anyone in the community who tested positive for COVID-19.

Number of high risk cases
since January 1, 2022 

Includes cases among the highest risk individuals and settings (the only group currently eligible for testing).
  Positive cases

681

305

  Active cases2

0

83

  Deaths

 3

3

  Hospitalized3 
(includes ICU admissions)

There were a total of 28 cases hospitalized during this period.

There were a total of 15 cases hospitalized during this period, and 8 of them are currently active.

 ICU admissions3,4

There were a total of 6 cases 
in ICU during this period.

 There were a total of 7 cases in ICU during this period, and of them are currently active.

Updated January 25, 2022, 3:12 p.m. This chart is updated Monday-Friday. Data from Saturdays and Sundays are reported on Mondays. 
These counts represent both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases by the date they were reported to public health.
We will be updating more data that aligns with the recent testing changes soon.
1 The Timiskaming Health Unit catchment area consists of the District of Timiskaming and Temagami.
2 The number of active cases is an estimate that includes all cases reported in the past 10 days.
3 Includes only cases that tested positive AND were admitted because of symptoms consistent with COVID-19. These counts are available through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and originate from the Daily Bed Census Summary. It is an estimate, since not all hospitals report daily.
4 Timiskaming’s ICUs are level 2 and are primarily used while patients wait to be transferred to a larger, level 3 ICU (none locally). Patients transferred out of Timiskaming for care are not included in this total.  

Epidemiology Update and local COVID-19 data

For the most recent detailed information about local cases, see the weekly Timiskaming Health Unit COVID-19 Epidemiology Update (Week of December 23, 2021)

Total COVID-19 doses administered can now be found here along with other vaccine related information.

For data about the vaccination status of positive cases, click here.  

COVID-19 Outbreaks

Outbreak location

Date outbreak declared 

Status of contact tracing 

 Northdale Manor January 14, 2022  Contact tracing is underway and contacts will be notified by THU or provincial contact tracers. If you are identified as a contact, instructions will be provided about what to do next.
Teck Pioneer Residence January 4, 2022 Contact tracing is underway and contacts will be notified by THU or provincial contact tracers. If you are identified as a contact, instructions will be provided about what to do next.
 

Most recent video update from the Timiskaming Health Unit

 

For previous videos click here.

News

Click here for recent news about COVID-19 in Timiskaming.

 

 

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