Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting 82 (eighty-two) new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region. The total number of current active cases is 435.
70 cases were resolved in the past 24 hours.
Case Breakdown for TBDHU
- 20 Household Contact
- 22 Close Contact
- 14 Walford Retirement Home Outbreak
- 13 No Known Exposure
- 13 Unknown
What is a Household Contact?
Cases in the household contact category can mean people from the same household OR it can mean members of another household having exposure to a case in their household.
For example, if you have your friends over for dinner or a gathering at your house, this would be considered a ‘household contact.’
By the way — and this is really important — you should currently NOT be having friends over for dinner or having a gathering at your house right now.
The key here is that ‘household contact’ includes anyone who was exposed to a case in a household setting, whether they are a member of that household or not.
Ontario COVID-19 Cases
Ontario is reporting 1,371 cases of COVID-19 today. There are 371 cases in Toronto, 225 new cases in Peel, 111 cases in York Region and 109 cases of the virus in Hamilton.
18 more people have died as a result of COVID-19. This brings Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll to 7,127 people.