It was not immediately clear whether the woman in her sixties had been hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms or for some other reason. The health unit said in a statement that its “episode date” was April 27. The term refers to the earliest date of onset of symptoms, collection of samples for testing, ongoing laboratory tests, or the receiving health unit, in that order.
The other two new cases include a man in his thirties identified as belonging to a First Nations community and a woman in her forties in or near Thunder Bay. The two now isolate themselves at home.
The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in the district to 74. Only 18 of them are active, 55 are considered resolved and one man died from the disease.
As of Friday, the health unit had performed a total of 3,911 tests. 3,840 had returned negative, including 1,034 from local long-term care homes.