January 17, 2021 – Ontario Reports 3,422 New Cases of COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update

There are Nine New Cases in Thunder Bay reported by the TBDHU

Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting nine new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region. The TBDHU advises there have been two additional deaths from the virus, which were updated yesterday but added on the latest update.

There are two additional patients who have been admitted to hospital

The total number of active current cases is 87.

Two of the cases are related to the Valard Construction East-West Tie Line Outbreak reported on Saturday. The health unit says that “The two cases related to Valard, are part of the 5 that we reported yesterday in the media release, so the total still remains at 5”.

There are two additional cases reported as part of the outbreak at the Thunder Bay District Jail.

There is another new case reported at Southbridge Roseview.

Southbridge Roseview remains in a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak with 2 active staff cases. Those staff members are currently isolating and recovering at home.

Southbridge Roseview reports that 23 residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

One case is from close contact, and there are three pending cases.

Provincial Update – Ontario

Ontario is reporting 3,422 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

There have been another 69 deaths from the virus in Ontario.

The hotspots with the greatest number of cases of the virus with 1,035 new cases reported in Toronto, 585 cases in the Peel Region, 254 in Windsor-Essex County, 246 in York Region, and 186 in Niagara.