THUNDER BAY — The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Thunder Bay district has increased to 137, up 10 from the last report on Friday.
This is the largest case count since March 17, 2021.
The district health unit reported 54 new cases on Monday morning, all but one of which involve residents of the city or surrounding townships.
Forty-four previously diagnosed cases were resolved over the weekend.
Nineteen of the new cases are the result of contact within a household.
Twenty-six are due to other close contact situations, and three involve travel outside Northwestern Ontario
TBDHU said the remaining cases are under investigation.
The health unit has not indicated how many of the new cases involve the new omicron variant, which is now present in Thunder Bay.
One more patient is now in hospital receiving treatment for COVID-19, bringing the total to three.