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Four more hospitalizations, 80 new cases

Region hit seven-day high, with 662 cases reported since last Saturday, despite restrictions on PCR testing throughout Ontario.
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THUNDER BAY – There are four additional District of Thunder Bay residents hospitalized because of COVID-19.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit on Friday announced the new hospitalizations, along with 80 new cases of COVID-19.

However, the health unit cautions that the numbers are likely an under-representation of the true numbers, as testing has been restricted to only the region’s most vulnerable, including those associated with long-term care and hospitals.

Of the new cases, 70 are in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, four are in district communities and four reside in First Nations Communities. Twenty-seven come from household or other close contact, 10 have no known exposure, one is related to travel outside of Northwestern Ontario and the origin of 42 cases is still pending.

A further 89 confirmed cases are now considered resolved.

There have been 662 cases reported since last Saturday, the most in any seven-day period since the pandemic began, and 77 more than reported in all of 2020, when COVID-19 first hit Thunder Bay. There have been a total of 5,547 cases confirmed in the District of Thunder Bay, with 5,119 considered resolved, 356 active and 72 deaths, the latest announced on Jan. 4.

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