For the first time in over a month there are new cases of COVID-19 in Greater Sudbury.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts say there were two new confirmed cases in a man and a woman in their 20’s…both were tested for the virus on June 17th.

Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Penny Sutcliffe had this to say.

“This is a serious reminder that the risk of infection is still present. Although we haven’t reported a case of COVID-19 since May 14, these new cases are a reality check and strong reminder that we must keep up our guard to control the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.”


“We are not clear of the virus yet. With the re-opening of the province, we have more opportunities to interact with each other and for the virus to spread. With re-opening, it is sort of like the speed limit has increased in our area and so now more than ever, we need to “wear our seatbelts”. For COVID-19, our seatbelts are washing our hands, keeping our distance, wearing non-medical masks, staying home when ill, and getting tested. These are small prices to pay for the benefits of businesses re-opening, social isolation ending, and mental health flourishing. It is literally in our own hands to make this successful.”