Morning News – March 1

Feb 28, 2022 at 08:56


  • Today – Periods of snow ending this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Clearing this afternoon. Wind becoming north 20 km/h this morning. High minus 4. Wind chill minus 18 this morning and minus 8 this afternoon. UV index 2 or low.
  • Tonight – Clear. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 21. Wind chill minus 14 this evening and minus 25 overnight.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Confirmed cases 5,156 5,111 45
Active cases 598(2) 610(2) -12
Currently hospitalized 16 15 1
Resolved 4,558 4,501 57
Deceased 33 31 2
Tested  238,437 238,201 236
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,592 1,585 7
Outbreak related 631 630 1
Under Investigation 62 71 -9
Unknown Source of Infection 2,871 2,825 46 Evidence of Community Spread Recent Cases
Central & East Algoma 524 517 7 Yes Yes
Elliot Lake & Area 196 194 2 Yes Yes
North Algoma 217 211 6 Yes Yes
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,219 4,189 30 Yes Yes

News Tidbits:

  • There were two more deaths in the Algoma District attributed to COVID-19, thirty-three have died in the Algoma District.


  • Stan Cho, Associate Minister of Transportation, will be joined by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, Nina Tangri, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, and Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, to make an announcement about improving public transit affordability at 9 a.m. in Missisauga.
  • Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, will be joined by Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, to make an announcement about protections for workers at 9:30 a.m. in Toronto.
  • Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, will be joined by Prabmeet Sarkaria, MPP for Brampton South, Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, members of Brampton City Council and the Davis family to make an announcement honouring Ontario’s 18th Premier, the late William G. Davis, on the 51st anniversary of his swearing-in ceremony as premier at 9 a.m. in Brampton.


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