Sunday, May 3, 2020
COVID-19 Status as of 2:00 pm:
Tests performed yesterday (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) = 51
Performed total (Assessment Centre and in Hospital) = 2149
Presumptive Cases in Hospital = 19
Total Positive Cases in Hospital = 2
Positive Cases in ICU = 0
Patients in COVID-19 Care Unit = 4
Hospital Occupancy = 67.8%
Yesterday, the Thunder Bay District Health
Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJGC) confirmed that an outbreak was
declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), fourth floor, in Thunder Bay.
In recent testing, one SJCG staff member was found to be positive for COVID-19. At this time, no residents or other staff members have been identified as having symptoms.
Consistent with provincial guidelines, the outbreak declaration for COVID-19 in a long-term care home is made when one staff or resident is found to be positive for COVID-19. This low threshold for declaring an outbreak ensures that outbreak management measures, including increased infection and control practices, can be put in place swiftly to contain any further spread.
Prior to the outbreak, significant measures had already been put in place by HRM to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the virus in the facility.
TBDHU and St. Joseph’s Care Group will continue to collaborate on the ongoing investigation and management of this outbreak. For more information, visit https://www.tbdhu.com/news/covid-19-outbreak-declared-at-hogarth-riverview-manor
In addition, yesterday the TBDHU reported three new cases of COVID-19, including one admitted to hospital.
All previously issued COVID-19 Daily Situation Reports are available at https://comms.tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information/past-daily-updates/.
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.
Local COVID-19 case status: https://www.tbdhu.com/coronavirus
Provincial COVID-19 case status: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-0
Canada COVID-19 case status: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
COVID-19 Daily Situation Report videos: http://tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information
All Hospital COVID-19 updates are available on the iNtranet at https://comms.tbrhsc.net/covid-19-information/