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Nine new COVID-19 cases in Thunder Bay District

New COVID-19 cases confirmed in Thunder Bay and district, as active cases fall by two

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit reported nine new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, spread between the Thunder Bay area, district communities, and First Nations.

Five of those cases were related to outbreaks: two with the Valard Construction East-West Tie construction camp, another two with the Thunder Bay District Jail, and one with the Southbridge Roseview long-term care home.

Another was a result of close contact with a previously identified case, the health unit reported, while an exposure category for three other new cases was listed as “pending.”

The Valard outbreak remained at five cases Sunday, the health unit reported, as the two cases officially reported Sunday were included in its Saturday evening announcement of the outbreak.

Four of the new cases involved individuals in Thunder Bay and the surrounding areas, two were in unspecified district communities, and three were in First Nations.

Each of those categories includes numerous communities, which are fully listed on the health unit’s website.

The number of active cases in the district sat at 87 Sunday, dropping two from the previous day, as the health unit reported nine new resolved cases and two new deaths.

Those two deaths involved residents at Southbridge Roseview, and were previously announced by Southbridge Care Homes on Saturday. Residents at the care home make up 23 of the district's 26 total COVID-19 deaths.

Three people were hospitalized with the virus Sunday, with one in the Intensive Care Unit.

The district has reported 728 cases since the pandemic arrived in March. Of those, 615 were resolved, 87 were active, and 26 people had died.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 3,422 new cases Sunday, and 69 new deaths.


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