The number of active cases rebounds to 42 as Long Lake First Nation # 58 has been hit by an outbreak of COVID-19.
Six of the new cases were from a First Nation in the district, while three were from a community in the district, and none were reported in the Thunder Bay area.
Eight were considered to be the result of close contact with a previously identified case, while an exposure category for the ninth was still pending.
Long Lake # 58 reported on Friday that there were 22 active cases in the community, neighboring Longlac.
This is more than half of the total number of active health unit cases of 42 reported on Saturday – the highest figure this figure has reached since May 6.
The health unit reported one new hospitalization for COVID-19, with a total of five district residents hospitalized with the virus. None were in the intensive care unit.
A previously identified case also tested positive for a worrying variant of COVID-19, bringing the total number detected in TBDHU to 96.