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Health unit reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Active case count falls to lowest level since May as health unit reports four new COVID-19 cases.
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The Thunder Bay District Health Unit reported four new COVID-19 cases Friday.

THUNDER BAY – Active case numbers have fallen in the Thunder Bay District Health Unit for a fifth straight day, as the agency announced four new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday.

With eight previous cases also declared resolved, the active case count fell to 47, its lowest level since May 29.

Of the new cases, one was in the Thunder Bay area, while three others were in First Nations in the district. All four were attributed to close contact with a previously identified case.

There were five district residents in hospital with the virus Friday, unchanged from the previous day. Two of those individuals were in the Intensive Care Unit.

The health unit's incidence rate stood at roughly 23.34 cases per 100,000 residents over the past week.

The health unit has reported a total of 3,308 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 47 active, 3,198 considered resolved, and 63 deaths in which the virus was a contributing or underlying cause.