COVID-19 Lingers: A Wake-Up Call from Wunnimun Lake to Thunder Bay – NetNewsLedger

September 19, 2023

THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 – As the world has returned to a semblance of normalcy, the facts are that COVID-19 dangers are far from over. In a stark reminder, Wunnimun Lake, a First Nation community nestled in Northern Ontario, with a population as of May 2021 was 577 residents, is grappling with a resurgence of the virus.

This morning, they reported 89 cases of COVID-19, raising concerns about the ongoing battle against the pandemic.

Underreported Numbers: The Challenge of Testing

While the official count stands at 89 cases, it’s important to note that the actual number may be much higher. A shortage of testing kits has made it difficult to accurately gauge the extent of the outbreak. This underscores the importance of continued vigilance and testing availability in communities across the country.

Vulnerable Populations: COVID-19 Strikes Senior Homes in Thunder Bay

The threat of COVID-19 isn’t confined to remote communities like Wunnimun Lake. In Thunder Bay, the virus has made a concerning resurgence within senior care facilities. This serves as a grim reminder that the virus can swiftly impact the most vulnerable among us.

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