THUNDER BAY – The COVID-19 outbreak at the Thunder Bay District Jail accounted for 14 of the 18 new cases announced on Wednesday by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.
An additional case was found at Southbridge Roseview, while two others are considered close contact and there is no known exposure in the other case.
All 18 are considered to reside in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas.
Two existing cases are considered to be resolved, bringing the district total to 583 resolved cases.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 689 cases in the District of Thunder Bay.
The 18 new cases is the largest single-day jump since Dec. 23, when there were 23 cases. The 83 active cases is the highest total reported since Dec. 28, when there were 85. The region has only been under 50 cases once since Nov. 16.