Local COVID-19 Case Information

September 23, 2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Marathon Family Health Team (MFHT) and North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) have been committed to keeping residents of our catchment area informed about the COVID-19 risk in our communities. 

Due to changes in provincial COVID-19 data reporting, testing and overall pandemic response, your healthcare team can no longer easily provide quality information relating to the number of active COVID-19 cases in our communities. Therefore, MFHT and NOSH will no longer be publishing regular COVID-19 dashboard updates. 

Although we may not have access to detailed local COVID-19 data, we can confirm that COVID-19 is still present in our communities. The recent outbreak at Wilson Memorial General Hospital, where 10 individuals (both inpatients and employees) were infected with COVID-19 and 1 person died as a result, is an example of how quickly the virus can circulate and how serious this infection can be for high risk members of our communities.

Now that fall and transmissible illness season is upon us, individuals are encouraged to consider their personal risk level, and the risks they pose to those around them, as they head indoors and may choose to participate in activities that can increase the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 and influenza. They are also encouraged to stay home when sick, except to seek testing or medical care if required. It is recommended to stay home until symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if they had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) and no fever is present.

Moving forward, your healthcare team will inform you about the risk of transmissible illnesses in our communities as best we can. 

Past COVID-19 case reporting can be found in the table below.

January 7, 2022

Now that COVID-19 testing and contract tracing recommendations have changed, only the most vulnerable individuals and individuals associated with highest risk settings are eligible for PCR testing (nasal swabs). For more information on who is eligible for a COVID-19 PCR test, click here.

Since COVID-19 testing can no longer be offered to everyone, the Marathon Family Health Team and North of Superior Healthcare Group will be unable to accurately track or report COVID-19 cases in our communities. Therefore, our local COVID-19 dashboard reporting will look different moving forward (see below).

We will continue to report new positive cases that are identified through the COVID-19 Assessment Centre periodically, but it should be noted that the number of cases reported will significantly underestimate the true number of people with COVID-19 in our communities. For this reason, reported case numbers should only be used as a signal that COVID-19 (Omicron variant) is in our communities.

To help us more accurately track the number of new positive cases of COVID-19 in our communities, we ask that individuals who test positive on a rapid antigen test (RAT) or any other rapid testing mechanism contact the Assessment Centre by emailing [email protected]. Please write “Positive RAT” in the subject line and include your name and community in the email. Providing us with this information will allow us to report positive cases confirmed by PCR tests and RATs locally.

Week ending onNew casesConfirmed PCR testsSelf-reported rapid testsHospitalizationsDeaths
August 26, 202294500
August 12, 202221100
August 5, 202200000
July 29, 202250500
July 22, 2022103700
July 15, 202200000
July 8, 202210100
June 30, 202240400
June 17, 202230300
June 10, 202242200
June 3, 202243100
May 27, 202241300
May 24, 202232120
May 15, 20222061410
May 6, 20223182310
April 29, 20224083200
April 22, 202231200
April 18, 20222522300
April 8, 20222762100
April 1, 20221431100
March 25, 2022116500
March 18, 202284400
March 11, 2022112900
March 4, 20221661000
February 25, 202292700
February 18, 20223773000
February 11, 202226121400
February 4, 2022158700
January 28, 2022104600
January 21, 2022136700
January 14, 2022113800
January 7, 2022107300
Numbers include residents of Marathon, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg.
As rapid test results are voluntarily self-reported, we anticipate actual positive cases are higher than reported.