There’s been a rise in COVID-19 circumstances within the North Bay Parry Sound district over the week ending July 22.
The well being unit experiences 23 new circumstances of the virus over these seven days, bringing the total active case count to 27. 5 of the brand new circumstances are in youngsters beneath the age of 12.
Medical officer of well being, Dr. Jim Chirico, says the circumstances stem from small social gatherings at first of the month the place individuals didn’t distance.
“This has a ripple impact throughout the district. One in all these COVID-19 circumstances additionally examined constructive for the delta variant and we suspect extra circumstances will check constructive for the delta variant,” he stated.
Chirico is asking those that have not been vaccinated to get their photographs — particularly to guard youngsters who cannot be vaccinated.
“Our youngsters have been by means of a lot because the starting of the pandemic together with interruptions to in-person studying, not having the ability to see and play with their pals and pauses of their extracurricular actions and sports activities,” he stated.
“The very last thing we wish is for them to get sick with COVID-19, or to fret about their mother and father getting unwell with COVID-19.”
Chirico is urging residents to recollect to think about the dangers previous to gathering with these outdoors their households.
“The impression of your actions goes effectively past you.”