Active cases edged up to 439 in the Northwestern Health Unit, marking four days of record tally.
The Northwestern Health Unit has reported a 10th COVID-related death, as active cases of the virus continued a record climb despite limited access to testing.
The health unit reported 37 new cases on Thursday.
However, he noted that this was likely an underestimate, “as access to PCR tests is increasingly limited, positive results from rapid antigenic tests are not being reported to health. public, and the likelihood that people with asymptomatic infections will not request testing. “
There were five residents of the NWHU in the hospital on Thursday, one more than the day before.
There have been 439 active cases in the NWHU, up one from Wednesday, marking four consecutive days in which the health unit set a new record.
By region, this included 187 in Kenora, 169 in Sioux Lookout, 28 in Dryden, 21 in Red Lake, seven in Atikokan, five in Emo and three in Rainy River.
The NWHU reported that a 10th resident had died while infected with the virus on Wednesday. That figure could include those who had COVID-19 at the time of death but died of another cause, the agency said.
The health unit is not releasing details of individual deaths, a representative said Thursday.