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The COVID REPORT – Two Espanola High buses cancelled, outbreak at Sudbury hospital, deaths world-wide

Espanola high bused students asked to self-isolate

Espanola High School students on two area buses are being asked to isolate due to a low risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Education Director Bob Bourget says a letter has gone out to students and families accessing the morning and afternoon buses of Route V905 have been asked to self-isolate until November 7th.

He adds the two buses have been cancelled and will resume on November 8th.

Bourget says there are no cases of COVID-19 at Espanola High School at this time.

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COVID-19 Outbreak on 4th Floor, North Tower, Ramsey Lake Health Centre

Health Sciences North is currently monitoring an outbreak of COVID-19 on the fourth floor of the North Tower of the Ramsey Lake Health Centre.

Hospital communications manager Jason Turnbull says the Ministry of Health defines a COVID-19 outbreak in a hospital as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases involving patients or staff in a specified area within a 14-day period and where both cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in the hospital.

He adds impacted patients have been tested and those who tested positive have been isolated on HSN’s COVID-19 Unit where they are being monitored for symptoms.

Turnbull says visitor restrictions are also in place on the affected unit.


Coronavirus numbers hits a milestone globally

The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 topped the five-million mark today, less than two years after the coronavirus first surfaced.

The United States, Britain, the European Union, and Brazil account for nearly half that total.

In the U-S, there have been more than 740-thousand COVID-19 deaths, the globe’s highest toll.

It’s now the third-leading cause of death across the globe, after heart disease and stroke.


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