Ten new cases announced on Saturday, all in the Thunder Bay area, two associated with the Southbridge Roseview outbreak
THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit on Saturday announced 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, as the number of active cases in the district rose from 109 to 101.
The 10 cases announced on Saturday were in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, which include Oliver Paipoonge, Neebing, Gillies, Shuniah, Conmee, O’Connor and some unorganized territories.
Two cases have been linked to an ongoing outbreak at the Southbridge Roseview long-term care home, following surveillance tests carried out on Wednesday.
Four more were considered to be the result of close contact with an existing case, while two had no known exposure, and the exposure category for two other cases was listed as ‘pending’.
All people are now self-isolating, the health unit reported, while anyone identified as close contact will be contacted directly by public health authorities.
There were 101 active cases of COVID-19 in the Thunder Bay district on Saturday. The district has recorded a cumulative total of 493 cases, of which 378 are considered resolved and 14 deaths associated with the virus.
There was no individual hospitalized with the virus on Saturday morning.