February 2, 2021 – TBDHU Reports 16 New Cases of COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update

Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting 16 (sixteen) new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region.

There are currently 142 active cases in the district.

  • 4 Thunder Bay Correctional Centre outbreak 3 Thunder Bay District Jail outbreak
  • 5 Close contact
  • 1 No known exposure
  • 1 Travel outside of Northwestern Ontario
  • 2 Pending

There are 17 cases which have been resolved.

Ontario Case Update

Ontario is reporting 745 cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 334 new cases in Peel, 124 in York Region and 65 in Niagara.

The Ontario numbers on first look appear to be a really hopeful sign. However the Ministry of Health reports that what they are calling “an underestimation” of Toronto Public Health’s case count as a result of data migration has impacted the numbers.

No new cases of the virus were reported for Toronto.

A statement from the Ministry of Health in Ontario says, “Most notably, Toronto Public Health’s case count is negative following the identification of duplicate cases as well as data corrections to some fields (e.g., long-term care home residents and health care workers), resulting in an underestimation of today’s cases”