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Thunder Bay hospital lowers its COVID response level

Some measures in place under lockdown will now be reassessed.
Thunder Bay Regional Rear

THUNDER BAY — In light of the trend to declining numbers of COVID-19 cases in the region, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has decided it's appropriate to lower its COVID response level.

On Monday, the district caseload dropped to 29. It hasn't been lower than that since Nov. 13.

TBRHSC still has seven patients admitted who have tested positive for COVID-19, including one in the ICU.

In a brief statement, the hospital said that in response to the general decrease in cases and reduced pressures on hospital resources, it's changing its internal COVID-19 response level from Grey (Lockdown) to Red (Control).

It said this will allow administration to reassess a number of measures that were implemented when the caseload went up, including:

  • Essential Care Partner restrictions
  • COVID-19 Inpatient Unit utilization
  • Volunteer restrictions
  • Learner restrictions
  • Clinical services planning

TBRHSC's current overall occupancy is 78 per cent.

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