Increasing COVID cases, approaching flu season cause looming concern in Sudbury – CBC

Public Health Sudbury and Districts confirms 11 COVID-related deaths in October, compared to 7 in September

Nov 02, 2022

There were 11 COVID-19-related deaths last month in Sudbury.

The COVID Risk Index for the area has been at high for the past five weeks. Medical officer of health Dr. Penny Sutcliffe said trends are moving in the wrong direction.

“We continue to be very busy on the COVID front,” she said.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day has almost doubled since September. There’s been an increase in hospitalizations; and outbreaks at health-care settings, long-term care homes and retirement homes, and there were 11 COVID-19-related deaths in October, compared to seven in August and September.

“With more cases of COVID of course, we are seeing more severe outcomes unfortunately, including deaths,” Sutcliffe said.

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