COVID-19 Numbers Troubling in Thunder Bay District
Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting 14 (fourteen) new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region.
Five new cases are reported at the Thunder Bay District Jail, and two at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre.
Three are from Close Contact. One is from travel outside of the district, and three remain pending.
Southbridge Roseview remain in a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak with 1 active resident and 1 active staff case. This staff member is currently isolating and recovering at home.
There has been another death from the virus in the district. There is, to protect the privacy of the individual and family no release of further information.
Ginoogaming First Nation has reported nine cases in the First Nation which has declared a state of emergency.
54 cases have been resolved bringing the total number of active cases in the district to 145
Ontario Up Over 2000 Cases
Ontario has reported there are 2,063 novel coronavirus infections which marks an increase from the 1,837 cases recorded on Friday.
There were 73 deaths reported as well.
Fifty-Seven cases of the U.K. variant, also known as B.1.1.7 have been found in Ontario as of Saturday.
Totals for the hot spots in Ontario include 713 cases in Toronto, 379 in the Peel Region and 178 cases reported in the York Region.
Ontario’s epidemiological summary does point out that Toronto Public Health is “reporting 230 additional case counts from a previous date”. The reason given is a technical issue cause a the under-reported numbers.
Other areas that recorded more than 50 cases of the disease on Saturday include Ottawa (82), Durham Region (89), Hamilton (88), Niagara (79), Waterloo Region (71), Halton Region (55), and Simcoe Muskoka (52).