Thunder Bay·Updated

3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Thunder Bay district Thursday, NWHU reports 9

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the region, all of them in the northwestern Ontario city and the surrounding areas.

Northwestern Health Unit confirms cases in Sioux Lookout, Kenora, Fort Frances

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting 104 active cases of COVID-19 in the district as of April 8. (Eduardo Verdugo/The Associated Press file photo)

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the region, all of them in the northwestern Ontario city and the surrounding areas.

The health unit said two of the new cases were from household contacts; the other case was reported as no known exposure.

The TBDHU also reported 47 cases resolved, bringing the total active case count in the district down to 104, as of Thursday.

Change in variant status

The health unit also issued a clarification after reporting one new variant of concern on Wednesday.

The health unit said in Thursday's release that  "Upon further investigation, VOC reported yesterday does not currently reside in the TBDHU, so will instead be reported by a different public health unit in Ontario."

The daily COVID-19 dashboard for the TBDHU indicates four cases with variants of concern have been reported in the district since Feb. 7.

9 new cases in Northwestern Health Unit

Also Thursday, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19, including six cases in the Sioux Lookout area, two in the Kenora health hub and one in the Fort Frances area.

The NWHU said followup with the affected individuals and their contacts has begun, and anyone identified as a contact for the new cases will be contacted directly.

As of Thursday, the NWHU shows a total of 45 active cases in its catchment area, noting 23 are in Sioux Lookout, 12 in Kenora, eight in Dryden and two in Fort Frances.

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