163 New Lab-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 – 13 Outbreaks

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THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 Update – COVID-19 numbers jumped in today’s report from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

There are 163 new Lab-Confirmed cases of the virus in the district as of Wednesday, May 4th. This brings the total active Lab-Confirmed cases to 274 cases.

There are also more people in hospital, with 51 people in hospital. There are 3 patients in Intensive Care.

Editorial Commentary

While many people seem to think the pandemic is over, perhaps it is more accurate to say people are thinking that they would like it to be over.

While most venues don’t have mask mandates, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to or can not wear a mask.

It comes down to freedoms as many people have said. Well, you have the freedom to choose to protect yourself and those around you.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph’s Care Group confirm that the COVID-19 outbreak previously declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor, Lavender home resident area (2N) has now been expanded to include the Bluebell resident home area (2S).

TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation. Further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation.

There are a number of outbreaks at local seniors care facilities. Protecting your grandparents, or parents should not be an issue of debate.

Outbreaks in TBDHU Reporting Area

Note: This table will be updated on business days whenever a publicly disclosed outbreak is declared.

Active institutional outbreak chartA table of all active institutional outbreaks of COVID-19 in TBDHU.

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