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Three new COVID-19 cases announced, one hospitalized

New cases include hospitalized individual in her 70s, member of First Nations community
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 Saturday. (File photo)

THUNDER BAY - The Thunder Bay district has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one individual in her 70s who is hospitalized and another who is a member of a First Nations community. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit made the announcement late Saturday afternoon.

It was not immediately clear whether the woman in her 70s had been hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms or for another reason. The health unit said in a statement her "episode date" was April 27. The term refers to the earliest date of symptom onset, collection of samples for testing, lab tests being performed, or the the health unit receiving results, in that order.

The two other new cases include a man in his 30s identified as being part of a First Nations community, and a woman in her 40s in Thunder Bay or the surrounding area. Both are now self-isolating at home.

The new cases bring the district's total number of confirmed cases to 74. Only 18 of those are active, while 55 are considered resolved, and one man died of the disease.

The health unit had conducted a total of 3,911 tests as of Friday. 3,840 had returned negative, including 1,034 from local long-term care homes.


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