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ONTARIO: First COVID-19 case reported in Manitouwadge

The individual is believed to have got the virus through travel
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MANITOUWADGE — The first positive case of COVID-19 is being reported in the Township of Manitouwadge.

Manitouwadge General Hospital issued a statement about the case on Wednesday.

It said the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is actively investigating the case and doing contact tracing.

Anyone who has been in close physical contact with the infected individual will be tested.

The TBDHU does not disclose the specific locations of COVID-19 cases.

However, earlier Wednesday it announced 11 new cases in its jurisdiction, 10 of which of involve people living in the City of Thunder Bay or the immediate surrounding townships.

Information about the only case listed as being in a "district community" shows the patient contracted the virus through travel, and is currently self-isolating.