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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Daily Situation Report

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Daily Situation Report

Saturday, April 25, 2020

COVID-19 Status as of 10:30 am:

Tests performed yesterday (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) = N/A 

Tests Performed total (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) = N/A

(Test counts are temporarily unavailable as we migrate to an electronic reporting system.)
Presumptive Cases in Hospital = 20
Total Positive Cases in Hospital = 2
Positive Cases in ICU = 1
Patients in COVID-19 Care Unit = 4 
Hospital Occupancy = 61.6%

It is expected that COVID-19 screening at Hospital entrances will continue for months to come. Many staff working at screening stations are redeployed from other areas, including where services are currently reduced. Our Hospital is investigating short- and long-term staffing options to ensure coverage. Minister of Health and MP, Thunder Bay – Superior North Patty Hajdu has identified federal funding opportunities for positions for students working in health care facilities. Screening at Hospital entrances in an important measure to reduce the spread of infection and protects patients, staff, professional staff and the community.

The health and safety of patients, staff and professional staff is our utmost priority. To enhance protection against the spread of infection, in certain circumstances, staff may be approved for paid accommodations outside of their family home. More information was distributed via memo. Questions regarding qualification for paid accommodations should be directed to Rose Lazinski in Occupational Health & Safety at ext. 6240. Questions regarding reimbursement should be directed to Michael Iorianni in Finance at ext. 6917.

This past week was Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. In the fight against COVID-19, these professionals work behind the scenes, but what they do has a direct impact on patient care. Medical laboratory professionals process and analyze samples to provide information vital to patients’ health. They’re behind every lab test result, and their work provides answers to guide diagnosis, treatment and patient care. Thank you to the incredible Lab team at our Hospital.

The Recovery Team is gathering information to inform a plan to reintroduce clinical services that have been paused due to COVID-19. This includes services for patients who are not infected with COVID-19 and are waiting for necessary services that if not performed have a major impact on their health status. In the current environment, risks associated with providing service must be considered along with the risks of not resuming service. Data will be applied to decisions to address risks, prioritization and time lines for a safe and comprehensive approach to recovery. 

All previously issued COVID-19 Daily Situation Reports are available at

Staff are also strongly encouraged to view the Daily Situation Report videos available at  

Please forward any questions/concerns to your supervisor.

For questions about COVID-19 testing criteria, please contact the TBDHU’s Infectious Disease Program at 807-625-5900 or toll free at 1-888-294-6630.

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COVID-19 Daily Situation Report videos:

All Hospital COVID-19 updates are available on the iNtranet at

TBRHSC Daily Situation Report

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