Monday Morning News – May 18

Weather – Sunny. Wind becoming northeast 20 km/h near noon. High 17. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight – A few clouds. Wind northeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 9.

Statistics from Algoma Public Health (May 17, 2020 (11:00 a.m.)

Algoma regions where residents have tested positive for COVID-19 include the following:

  • Sault Ste. Marie & Area
  • Central & East Algoma
  • Elliot Lake & Area
Tested 5,771
Positive 20
Negative 5,412
Pending 339
Deceased 0
Resolved 13

Total confirmed cases by area of residence

Central & East  Algoma – Yes (less than 5)
Elliot Lake & Area – Yes (less than 5)
North Algoma – No
Sault Ste. Marie & Area – Yes (16)

News Tidbits:

Happy Victoria Day!

There was one new fire confirmed by mid-afternoon on May 17. There is one active fire in the Northeast Region. North Bay 2 measures 0.1 of a hectare and is located approximately 10 km west of Port Loring, on the south side of Hwy 522.

The forest fire hazard is mostly low to moderate across the Northeast Region, with Greater Sudbury showing a high hazard.

It was very disappointing to see photographs of COVID-19 gloves washing ashore on Wawa Lake. Don’t litter!

Keep in mind that “For the general public, regular handwashing is actually a better way to ward off COVID-19 than wearing gloves”, a spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada has explained.

Brenda Stockton
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