Morning News – March 3

Mar 3, 2022 at 07:56

Weather:

  • Today – Sunny. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 11. Wind chill minus 33 this morning and minus 16 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite. UV index 3 or moderate.
  • Tonight – Mainly cloudy. A few flurries beginning late this evening and ending before morning. Clearing before morning. Local amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 21. Wind chill minus 20 this evening and minus 26 overnight.

COVID-19 Statistics:

Current Previous Change from previous report
Confirmed cases 5,284 5,220 64
Active cases 620(3) 615(2) 5
Currently hospitalized 12 12 0
Resolved 4,664 4,605 59
Deceased 34 33 1
Tested  239,788 238,998 790
Close contact of a confirmed case 1,610 1,605 5
Outbreak related 633 631 2
Under Investigation 52 52 0
Unknown Source of Infection 2,989 2,932 57 Evidence of Community Spread Recent Cases
Central & East Algoma 540 530 10 Yes Yes
Elliot Lake & Area 202 200 2 Yes Yes
North Algoma 219 218 1 Yes Yes
Sault Ste. Marie & Area 4,323 4,272 51 Yes Yes

 

News Tidbits:

  • Hwy 17 at Old Woman Bay (picnic area) the eastbound lane and shoulder is closed due to environmental clean up.
  • Wind chill values between minus 35 and minus 40 are expected for Manitouwadge – Hornepayne this morning (ended at 9:14 a.m.)
  • There may be hope for Halfway Haven’s future. Dan Hollingsworth (N1 Solutions) is working on behalf of Korey Wischmeyer to create a plan to redevelop the property. They are hoping to have Halfway Haven become an adventure hub featuring outdoor activities for 3/4 of the year; not just snowmobiling in the winter.

Announcements:

  • Premier Doug Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General of Ontario, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, to make an announcement at 1:30 p.m. in York.

 

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