Stats from the North Bay-Parry Sound District Health Unit indicate an additional three active COVID-19 cases today.

That brings the overall count to 85 cases.

Nine are active and that includes the three new ones and six others currently unresolved.

Two previous unresolved cases have been resolved.

75 cases in total have been resolved and there’s been one death.

Meantime, the Health Unit says the Prevent – Green level is still in effect in the area it serves.

But Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jim Chirico says steps must be taken now to prevent further spread of COVID-19, and help protect the vulnerable populations, preserve the vital hospital resources and prevent lockdowns.

Dr. Chirico recommends limiting travel to school or work and essential places like to the grocery store or for medicine.

As well, follow the health and safety protocols including wearing a face covering, maintaining physical distance of atleast two metres, sanitizing your hands often, coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and if you feel unwell stay home and arrange to be tested.

There are five levels in the color coded COVID-19 Response Framework and prevent green is the lowest.

tips to reduce onset of COVID-19

Avoid socializing for now.
Limit travel outside the home to:
o Attending school or work – if unable to work from home.
o Essential trips for groceries, medication and medical appointments.
Assume everyone has COVID-19 outside your home and take precautions.
o Keep a distance of two metres between yourself and anyone outside of your home. However, if you live alone, you may consider having close contact with another household.
o Wear a face covering if you need to be closer than two metres from someone outside your home during essential trips. Being in close contact to someone has the highest risk of transmitting COVID-19, along with being in closed or crowded spaces.
o Wash or sanitize your hands often, cough or sneeze into your sleeve and if you feel unwell stay home and arrange to be tested.
Limit exercise and recreation to outdoor spaces where physical distancing is possible.
Avoid travel outside of our district, especially to areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, unless for emergencies or urgent medical appointments.

(photo by station staff)

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