Record COVID numbers in the northeast, but officials say vaccines shielding us from the worst of this wave – CBC

Despite record COVID count, symptoms are not as severe thanks to high vaccination rates

Nov 12, 2021

COVID-19 is making a big comeback in northeastern Ontario.

Active cases in the region have topped 400 and some districts are seeing more people test positive than any time in the last 20 months of pandemic.

“You think ‘Really? Now?” says Kate Barber of Sudbury who found out she has COVID this week, a few days after her teenage son tested positive.

She says her family has dutifully followed pandemic news and COVID precautions since March 2020 and have gone for drive-through tests every time someone had minor symptoms.

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