Thunder Bay District Health Unit – 40 New Cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 Update -Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting 40 (forty) new COVID-19 case in residents in the TBDHU Region. Current active cases is 350.

Four more people are in hospital, and sadly the Health Unit is reporting another death as a result of the virus.

75 cases are reported resolved.


  • 7 Household contact
  • 7 Other close contact
  • 2 Travel outside NWO
  • 6 No known exposure
  • 18 Pending

NOTE: As of December 31, testing for COVID-19 has been limited to the most vulnerable individuals and individuals associated with the highest risk settings. This means that confirmed cases will significantly underestimate the true number of people with COVID-19 in the TBDHU region.  From this point forward, case rates and percent positivity should not be compared to dates before these testing criteria changes.

In addition, through data quality checks, 1 case reported previously by TBDHU was removed from the TBDHU case count. This will be reflected in the overall case count today.


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