THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting increased Influenza Activity: Sporadic influenza cases have been detected in TBDHU in recent weeks. At this time there is little evidence that the seasonal influenza surge has begun. This seasonal surge normally occurs in the fall/early winter.
COVID-19 Activity: COVID-19 activity locally is elevated as indicated by wastewater and outbreak indicators. Hospitalizations have increased. There are currently as of Thursday November 2, 2023 40 people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 2 of those patients are in the Intensive Care Unit.
Hospital Activity: Emergency Department visits due to respiratory-related complaints have remained elevated this month.
As the level of viral respiratory activity increases in the region so should use of precautions to reduce the risk of infection and severe illness in ourselves and others in the community, especially those who are high risk. These precautions can include:
Staying home when feeling unwell
Staying up to date on recommended Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines