Sudbury health officials report 32 new COVID cases Monday

A nurse holds a vial containing a patients test swab during a demonstrates of the drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre at the National Arts Centre Wednesday November 18, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The COVID-19 situation worsened in Greater Sudbury on Monday, as the health unit reported 32 new infections.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts said 31 of the cases are in Greater Sudbury, while one is in Sudbury district.

Five of the new cases are associated with an outbreak, one is close contact with a confirmed case, while source of the other 26 is under investigation.

The new cases bring to 667 in the health unit's coverage area since the pandemic began. There are currently 85 active cases, while 13 people have died from the disease. Six people are currently in hospital at Health Sciences North with the disease, or suspected to have the disease, with one in ICU.

Greater Sudbury is currently in the orange-restrict zone under the provincial response framework. For more information, visit the health unit's website.