Current status (COVID-19) – Public Health Sudbury & Districts

These data are preliminary and subject to change, pending further review.
For details on upcoming vaccination clinics, visit our vaccination clinics page.
The table below includes vaccinations administered to residents of Sudbury and districts, including vaccinations administered by Public Health Sudbury & Districts, First Nation and Indigenous communities, hospitals, primary care partners, and other partners such as pharmacies.
Looking for more information about vaccination activities in our service area? Read our Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update which is produced weekly on Wednesdays.
COVID-19 vaccine data is updated on Wednesdays by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays).
Note: Beginning the week of February 8, 2023, Public Health Sudbury & Districts will remove area residents who are deceased from the COVID-19 vaccination coverage rate numerators. This will reflect current COVID-19 vaccination rates more accurately in line with Ontario-wide Ministry coverage calculation changes. Additionally, Public Health Sudbury & Districts will now be including, in the weekly update, doses wasted both during COVID-19 vaccination events along with those wasted during storage, handling, and supply processing. This marks a change from our previous calculations, which included vaccine event waste only.
Note: The Ministry of Health has updated its guidance to explain that the “fully vaccinated” definition will be updated in most settings to the “up to date” definition. “Up to date” means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. The language used in the COVID-19 vaccine data table was updated on May 25, 2022, based on this guidance.
COVID-19 testing data is updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). There is a two-day lag in the data, meaning that Monday’s report will include data up to Saturday.
Data Source: Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS), accessed via the COVID-19 Testing Dashboard, Ontario Ministry of Health.
Learn more about Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ role in COVID-19 testing.
Public Health reports COVID-19 case data Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). The Monday report includes cases from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We will also continue to post a Weekly report: COVID-19 case epidemiology and vaccination program update on Wednesdays that includes information about cases over time, case characteristics, testing, regional comparisons, and outbreaks in facilities.
Data source: Case and Contact Management (CCM) System
Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
July 31, 2023, 4 p.m. | 31 juillet 2023, 16 h
1 Case counts include both probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19.  As of December 31, 2021, the case counts also include the positive rapid antigen tests that are reported to Public Health as part an outbreak in a highest risk setting.
2 Patient tested positive but is resolved according to current public health criteria. This number includes persons who are deceased.
3 Patient died of COVID-related causes (excludes deaths of cases positive for COVID who died of unrelated causes). There may be delays in a COVID-related death being reported to public health, and/or in getting final confirmation on the cause of death.
4 Sudbury North: Sudbury Unorganized North Part (except Willisville & Whitefish Falls), Chapleau, Chapleau 74A, Foleyet, Mattagami 71, Gogama, Cartier
5 Sudbury West: Sables-Spanish Rivers, Shakespeare, Baldwin, Nairn & Hyman, Espanola, Lee Valley, (Sudbury Unorganized North Part), Willisville & Whitefish Falls
6 Sudbury East: Markstay-Warren, St. Charles, French River, Alban, Killarney, McGregor Bay, Whitefish Lake 6
7 Data on sex and age groups are listed as unspecified until there are sufficient numbers to allow them to be assigned to the appropriate categories. This ensures that individual cases cannot be identified. Sex is not specified for cases aged 19 years and under.
COVID-19 hospitalization data is updated Wednesday by 4 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays). There is a two-day lag in the data, meaning that Wednesday’s report will include data up to Monday.
Data Source: Daily Bed Census Summary and Critical Care Information System, accessed via the COVID-19 Regional Hospitals Dashboard, Ontario Ministry of Health.
Last Reported Date / Date du dernier rapport
July 31, 2023, 4 p.m. | 31 juillet 2023, 16 h
This section is updated when information is available. Public Health reports all outbreaks when there are no personal privacy concerns related to the situation.
Information in this section will be removed one week after an outbreak is declared over.
The COVID-19 Risk Index & Respiratory Activity Report is currently set to inactive based on downward trends in respiratory disease activity and the end of the annual respiratory virus season, an overall increase in population level immunity to COVID-19 and decrease of cases.
Continue to take steps and use caution to prevent the spread of illness. Assess your risk and apply personal protective measures based on your age, vaccination, and health status.
These measures can include:
Consider the risk of those around you and increase protective measures based on your personal health situation and environment to reduce the burden of illness in our communities.
As always, remember to be kind and respectful of the risk tolerance of those around you.
The Weekly Report will be published every Wednesday.
The report provides data on COVID-19 cases and the vaccination program in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, as well as additional context by comparing local data to other regions in Ontario. Specifically, the report includes information about:
The City of Greater Sudbury, in partnership with the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI), is monitoring levels of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants with a wastewater surveillance program that tests sewage from the Kelly Lake Wastewater Treatment Site. The Kelly Lake site serves 96 000 residents and is one of 13 wastewater sites managed by the City of Greater Sudbury.
HSNRI is monitoring six treatment plants as part of a pan-Ontario network developing wastewater monitoring of COVID-19 (Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table).
Visit the City of Greater Sudbury’s website to learn more about measuring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and for monitoring results.
Learn more about why SARS-CoV-2 is measured in wastewater.
Researchers across Canada and globally are monitoring SARS-CoV-2 (the virus leading to COVID-19) in community wastewater samples to better understand community spread. People who have COVID-19 will have SARS-CoV-2 gene fragments (RNA) in their stool, whether they are symptomatic or not. Levels of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater can therefore be measured to estimate levels of COVID-19 in the community and follow changes over time.
Wastewater surveillance consistently captures most of the population with COVID-19. This is different from assessing community COVID-19 levels by measuring the number of active cases, which also depends on individual testing. This may be even more important for understanding broad population trends if testing for individuals is limited.
Monitoring wastewater for COVID-19 can be used by public health as a tool for surveillance alongside other public health indicators, such as reported cases, hospitalizations, and outbreaks, to identify COVID-19 trends and support mobilization of resources related to the COVID-19 response.
Local wastewater is currently being tested by the City of Greater Sudbury, in partnership with the Health Sciences North Research Institute. The Kelly Lake Wastewater Treatment Site provides wastewater treatment processes for approximately 96 000 residents in Greater Sudbury.
Data for those living in other areas of Sudbury and anyone living outside of the City of Greater Sudbury is not currently included in this surveillance project.
This local wastewater surveillance initiative is led by Gustavo Ybazeta, Ph.D., Bioinformatics and Genomics Associate at Health Sciences North Research Institute in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury. This initiative is part of a larger provincial Wastewater Surveillance Initiative and is funded by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
The amount of virus an individual with COVID-19 sheds will differ over time as their illness progresses from the pre-symptomatic stage through to recovery. The amount of virus detected in a wastewater sample can also vary due to weather events, such as snowmelt or heavy rainfall. Because of these and other factors, the results presented are not equivalent to case numbers and should be interpreted with caution. We are working together to learn more about wastewater surveillance for COVID-19, and how the results can be used as a tool for public health.
Visit the City of Greater Sudbury’s website for local data on this research initiative.
For more information about monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater visit the Canadian Water Network (
This item was last modified on August 2, 2023


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