January 20, 2022 – Thunder Bay District Health Unit COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 Update – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting 78 (seventy-eight) new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region.

The current active case number is now 324. 84 cases have been resolved.

The latest update from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is there are twenty-one patients in the facility with COVID-19 as of Thursday. There were six patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

Causes of Cases

  • 7 Household contact
  • 18 Other close contact
  • 1 Travel outside NWO
  • 12 No known exposure
  • 40 Pending


  • 64 Thunder Bay and surrounding areas
  • 5 District communities
  • 9 First Nation communities

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.

Outbreaks in Thunder Bay District

  • LTC Southbridge Roseview Primrose Unit
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Transitional Care Unit-Cedar
  • LTC Southbridge Roseview Champlain Floor
  • LTC Chartwell Isabella Retirement Residence
  • Thunder Bay Correctional Centre
  • LTC Jasper Place
  • LTC HRM 1N Daffodil
  • Thunder Bay Rotary Shelter House
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Adult Mental Health Unit
  • Thunder Bay District Jail
  • LTC HRM Spruce Grove Resident Home
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Unit 3A
  • LTC HRM 5N Marigold (January 5th)
  • Southbridge LTC Pinewood Sandpiper Unit
  • Southbridge LTC Lakehead

Stress and isolation during COVID-19

Feelings of isolation, stress, worry and sadness are common and completely normal during a time of crisis.

You may be feeling:

  • Worried about losing your job, not being able to work or finances.
  • Fear of being apart from loved ones due to isolation or physical distancing.
  • Helplessness, boredom, or loneliness due to isolation or physical distancing.
    If you need support, visit Wellness Together Canada for a range of free online mental health and substance use resources, including counselling.
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