APH: 4 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (2 in North Algoma)

Algoma Public Health (APH) is reporting 4 (four) new cases of COVID-19. One is from Elliot Lake & area, 2 are from North Algoma and 1 is from Central & East Algoma.

Through contact tracing, Algoma Public Health notifies all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by Algoma Public Health you are not considered a close contact.


Details of the confirmed cases:

Status Tested
Case #178 Unknown Self-isolating Feb 3, 2021
Case #179 Unknown Self-isolating Feb 3, 2021
Case #180 Close contact Self-isolating Feb 3, 2021
Case #181 Close contact Self-isolating Feb 5, 2021


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


With Algoma Public Health not disclosing which community is affected or which form of exposure is applied the two cases in North Algoma, Wawa-news can only advise for all residents of the above communities to be very vigilant and protect themselves. Stay safe.

One comment

  1. Hi Brenda,

    I know you don’t write the reports, but why is APH allowed to beat
    around the bush as to the exact locations of the covid detections?

    I truly can’t believe it has anything to do with “Privacy Issues”!

    “North Algoma” consists of five communities spread out over a
    fairly large area. Yet they refuse disclosure as to the exact towns
    in our region in which the virus has been detected.

    Elliot Lake is put out there quite blatantly! Why not let the public in
    the North Algoma region know exactly where our exposure risks lie?

    After reading the above report, I for one, am wandering “Like Gee,
    is that here in Wawa?, or a hundred miles away in the Missinabie area?
    Or perhaps the virus is in WHITE RIVER?, and on the SCHOOL BUSES
    that TRAVEL TO AND FROM Wawa, EVERY SCHOOL-DAY!, and maybe
    a TRAVEL-BAN should be imposed? …Like, Gee!

    In my opinion, Algoma Public Health is not being very “Public”, and are
    withholding “need to know” information from our affected communities.
    If an outbreak begins in my community, I want to know about it NOW,
    not after people start getting hospitalized! Fore-warned is fore-armed.

    Opinion expressed, rant complete.

    Thanks. –Kev–