THUNDER BAY – Hours after declaring COVID-19 outbreaks at two local schools, a new case of COVID-19 was reported at St. Martin School Monday night.
The Westfort elementary school had only recently reopened to in-person learning, on Nov. 27, following a COVID-19 outbreak that involved at least 27 cases.
There were no active cases and no closed classrooms at the school on Monday before the declaration of the newest case, according to the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board's website.
The news came amid some discouraging pandemic developments in the city. The health unit had reported COVID-19 outbreaks at Hammarkskjold High School and St. Margaret School earlier Monday evening.
The health unit also reported 54 new cases Monday, its highest single-day case count since March.
Peter Juni, the scientific director of the province's COVID-19 science advisory table, told TBNewswatch Monday the local health unit should consider implementing region-specific public health restrictions, in view of those trends.