Morning News – April 29


Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then a few showers. Wind up to 15 km/h. High 12. Wind chill minus 4 this morning. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight – A few rain showers changing to light snow this evening and ending after midnight then clearing. Wind becoming north 20 km/h late this evening. Low minus 3. Wind chill minus 8 overnight.


Status of COVID-19 cases in Algoma (April 28, 2021, 5:45 pm)

Tested – 130,263

Confirmed Cases – 328

Active Cases – 38

Active Cases (non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma) – 3

Currently Hospitalized – 2

Currently Hospitalized (non-Algoma residents who are temporarily in Algoma) – 1

Resolved Cases – 290

Deceased – 4

Cases Screened Positive for VOC – 47


Total doses administered: 37,671


Dose # of Algoma residents who have received immunization % eligible Algoma residents who have received immunization (adults 16+) % all Algoma residents who have received immunization (any age)
People partially immunized with first dose only 30,825 31.9% 26.9%
People fully immunized with first and second dose 3,423 3.5% 3.0%
Total people immunized (first dose and/or fully vaccinated): 34,248 35.4% 29.9%

News Tidbits:

There is one active fire in the Northeast Forest Fire Region. Bancroft 2 is under control at 9.1 hectares, it is located near Galway Rd in Trent Lakes Township.

The first round of the NFL Draft will be held tonight (live from Cleveland, Ohio).

Alison Blair, Associate Deputy Minister, Pandemic Response and Recovery; COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force member Dr. Dirk Huyer, Coordinator, Provincial Outbreak Response; Patrick Dicerni, Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Officer, Drugs and Devices and Assistant Deputy Minister and General Manager, Ontario Health Insurance Plan; Rhonda McMichael, Assistant Deputy Minister, Population Health Initiatives; and Phil Graham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Early Years and Child Care Division, Ministry of Education will hold a technical media briefing via teleconference only to provide an update on the rollout of Ontario’s vaccine distribution plan at 12 Noon.

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones to provide an update on the province’s COVID-19 vaccination plan at 1:30.

Did you know? On April 29, 1945, the Dachau concentration camp was liberated by U.S. troops.

In 1992, riots began in Los Angeles after police officers were acquitted in the Rodney King trial.