Daily Update on the status of COVID-19 in the Thunder Bay District Health Unit

January 17, 2022 - Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting 184 (one hundred eighty four) new COVID-19 cases in residents in the TBDHU Region. Current active cases is 290.

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.

Cases Changes since previous report*  
New +184

15 Household contact

38 Other close contact

35 No known exposure

3 Travel outside NWO

93 Pending


171 Thunder Bay and surrounding communities

5 District communities

8 First Nation community

Resolved +250  
Active cases in hospital -1  
Deaths No changes  

*Reports are completed daily in the morning, except when otherwise noted. Exceptions may be made for holiday times.


Additional information on the status of COVID-19 cases in the Thunder Bay District Health Unit area is available at the TBDHU Website.

For more information or if you have questions, please visit the TBDHU Website or contact TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630.

Visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.


For more information - Health Unit Media: news@tbdhu.com

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