Ontario Surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 Cases – 29 New Cases in Thunder Bay District

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COVID-19 Update

Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has reported 29 (twenty-nine) new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region.

Currently there are 343 active cases in the district.

There are three more patients admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours.

TBDHU Case Breakdown

  1. 18 Close contact
  2. 1 No known exposure
  3. 10 Pending
  4. All 29 cases are in the Thunder Bay and surrounding communities.

    The latest figures from the TBDHU show that our case incident rate is 108.7 per 100,000.

    The positivity rate is currently from February 14-20 is 3.6% that is up from the 2.6% the previous week.

    A point of note: When the numbers reported for patients in hospital at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit differ, it is we are told  that TBDHU reports hospitalizations for residents within our service area.

    If there are patients from outlying regions, at the TBRHSC they would not be reflected in the TBDHU numbers.

    Ontario Update

    Ontario has now surpassed 300,000 total cases of COVID-19. There were 1,062 cases of the virus reported on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

    259 of those cases are in Toronto, 201 new COVID-19 cases are in Peel Region, and 86 new cases are in York Region.

    Twenty more people have died in Ontario in the past twenty-four hours.

    COVID-19 Prevention

    Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local health authority.

    To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

    • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
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    • Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
    • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Stay home if you feel unwell.
    • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

    Calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This protects you, and prevents the spread of viruses and other infections.

    Masks

    Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.