Nine new cases of COVID-19 were detected on Sunday and Monday, while six more cases tested positive for a worrying variant.
THUNDER BAY – The number of worrying COVID-19 variants in the district has risen to 40 after six new cases tested positive.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting nine new cases on Monday, which also includes new cases from Sunday.
All of the new cases are from Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, with five believed to be the result of close contact, two with no known exposure and two still pending.
With 15 previous cases now considered resolved, the number of active cases has fallen to 48, which is the lowest since January 6 when it was also 48. The number of active cases has not dropped below. from 48 since November 16.
The health unit is also reporting six additional cases that tested positive for a variant of concern, bringing the total number of variant cases detected in the district to 40.
Last week, the health unit confirmed that 10 of the recently detected variant cases were associated with an outbreak at Musselwhite Mine.
There are currently six district hospitalizations and one in the intensive care unit.
To date, the Thunder Bay District has reported a total of 3,113 cases of COVID-19.