THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit announced six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, while the total number of active cases in the district ticked downward slightly.
Four of the new cases are in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area, which includes Oliver Paipoonge, Neebing, Gillies, Shuniah, Conmee, O'Connor, and some unorganized territories.
Three of those local cases are considered a result of close contact with an existing case, while one other had no known exposure category.
One other case is located on a First Nation in the health unit’s territory. That could include one of around two dozen communities, with a full list available online.
The remaining case is in a district community, which includes Dorion, Red Rock, Nipigon, Schreiber, Terrace Bay, Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Greenstone.
Both of the cases located outside of the Thunder Bay area were considered a result of close contact with an existing case.
There were 67 active cases of COVID-19 in the Thunder Bay District as of Saturday, after topping 80 earlier in the week.
Two individuals were hospitalized with the virus as of Saturday, with neither admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.