THUNDER BAY – Ten new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed locally by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.
Dr. Janet DeMille, the medical officer of health at the health unit, said the drastic jump in numbers overnight is due to a backlog receiving test results because of the holiday weekend.
Three of the cases are related to the outbreak at the Lac Des Iles Mine and assigned to the Thunder Bay District, as are five more of the cases.
The two others are listed as being in First Nations communities.
One, a Indigenous man in his 70s, is hospitalized, while the other nine are self-isolating.
New cases involve two women in their 40s, two in their 50s and two in their 20s. Another female, in her 30s, has also been diagnosed.
A man in his 50s and another in his 60s, both related to the Lac Des Iles Mine, were also diagnosed with the virus.
Three of the cases involve close contact, while the exposure category in four other cases is pending.