THUNDER BAY – The COVID-19 case count in the District of Thunder Bay has jumped past the 250 mark, with 36 new cases added to the list on Monday.
The Thunder Bay District at present has 257 active cases, 28 more than Sunday’s then record-high 229 cases.
The district has had 185 new cases over the past seven days, also a new high for Thunder Bay, which amounts to 135 cases per 100,000 residents.
Twenty-five of the cases are considered close contacts, while six have unknown exposures and four are pending. The final case is related to an outbreak at the Thunder Bay District Jail. Thirty-four of the cases are considered to reside in Thunder Bay and surrounding area, with the other two living in First Nations communities, where there have been a dozen new cases announced in the past six days, after nine days of no cases.
Only eight cases were considered resolved overnight.
The District of Thunder Bay has now has 1,377 cases since announcing its first case last March 27, 792 of them occurring in 2021 alone.