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COVID outbreak from the District Jail continues to spread

COVID outbreak from the District Jail continues to spread

Across the City of Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  February 20, 2021   (LSN)  Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is reporting 32 (thirty-two) new COVID-19 cases in residents in 27 Thunder Bay and surrounding areas and 5 in First Nation Communities  Currently 209  cases active cases 

Today, the  Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is announcing that the outbreak at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre in Thunder Bay is now over. Ongoing planning and work is being done with the facility and the Ministry of the Solicitor General to ensure all measures are in place to protect the staff, inmates and the community going forward.

Also  they announce that  confirm that the outbreak of COVID-19 at McKellar Park Central Public School in Thunder Bay is now over. The period of heightened surveillance due to the recent cases at McKellar Park Central Public School is considered over. No additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified and there is no evidence of additional spread within the school setting.

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Pioneer Ridge:
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and The City of Thunder Bay confirm that an outbreak has been declared at Pioneer Ridge Long-Term Care Home, Area 4 only, in Thunder Bay.

One staff member has been recently confirmed to have COVID-19. 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 prevention and control practices, can be put in place swiftly to contain any further spread. In collaboration with Pioneer Ridge, TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation, including enhanced surveillance and testing activities. Further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation.

The facility was part of the initial roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination program. At this time, provincial direction on the declaration and management of outbreaks remains the same regardless of vaccination status at the home.

COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Bethammi Nursing Home – Third Floor
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph’s Care Group confirm that an outbreak has been declared at Bethammi Nursing Home, Third Floor, in Thunder Bay.

One staff member was recently confirmed to have COVID-19. 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 prevention and control practices, can be put in place swiftly to contain any further spread.

In collaboration with St. Joseph’s Care Group, TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation, including enhanced surveillance and testing activities. Further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation. The facility was part of the initial roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination program. At this time, provincial direction on the declaration and management of outbreaks remains the same regardless of vaccination status at the home.

In both cases they have only received the first round of the COVID Vaccine 

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Westgate CVI School
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and Lakehead Public Schools confirm that an outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Westgate CVI in Thunder Bay

Consistent with provincial guidelines, an outbreak is declared in a school when there are two or more COVID-19 cases in students or staff that can be linked within a school setting. At this time, one additional individual associated with the school has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is deemed to have acquired the infection in the school setting.

The announcement of the outbreak at Westgate CVI does not mean the school is closing.

Only those staff and students in classrooms identified as having had close contact with the case will be excluded from attending school. In collaboration with the school, TBDHU will continue to monitor and assess the situation until the full risk period has passed.

Today the TBDHU is reporting:
22 Close contact
6 No known exposure
4 Pending
27 Thunder Bay and surrounding areas
5 First Nations communities Resolved

 

Today's Number 
209 total Active Cases 
11  in hospital 
 3   in ICU 

COVID Cases

There appears to be no control of the movements of people released with COVID from the District Jail who are supposed to be Quarantined to two Local Hotels. One on each side  of the city  

See Earlier Story
while on 14 day Covid-19 isolation at the Prince Arthur Hotel stabs brother

It is expected that if the number of cases do not slow down. The Province will announce next Friday that the Thunder Bay District will be moved from the Present Red Zone in a Gray Zone (Lockdown) 

Unfortunately, the Rural Municipalities across the Thunder Bay District such as Nipigon, Greenstone, Marathon, Terrace Bay will be affected perhaps unreasonably so.  Even though they have not been affected by the COVID outbreak in Thunder Bay.

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  • 20 February 2021
  • Author: Robert McKenzie
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TBDHU goes into Lockdown March 1st 12.01 am.

Date  New
Cases
Active
Cases 
Resolved
Cases 
Deceased  Hospitalized 
ICU
Feb 27   335 1218 30 23 7
Feb 28   343 1239 30 26 9
March 1 56 376 1262 30 29 9
March 2  40 374 1304 30 26 9
March 3  26 389 1314 31 29 10
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

This is the total number of deaths among cases in which COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause of death

 

Links to Regional Covid-19 Regional Information

Number of Test and Number of Cases of COVID

Date Tests Cases Date Tests  Cases       
Feb 11 68,800 945 Mar 1 35,000 1,023      
Feb 12 62,000 1,076 Mar 2  30,800 966      
Feb 13 58,800 1,300 Mar 3 52,600 958      
Feb 14 48,700 981            
Feb 15 27,000 964            

Feb 16

30,400 904            
Feb 17 34,000 847            
Feb 18 56,200 1,038            
Feb 19 65,400 1,150            
Feb 20 57,200 1,228            
Feb 21 Not report Not Report            
Feb 22 31,200 1,058            
Feb 23 26,000 975            
Feb 24  54,900 1,054            
Feb 25 66,400 1,138            
Feb 26 64,000 1,258            
Feb 27 59,400 1,185            
Feb 28 49,200 1,062            
                 

 

Covid and test During Ontario Lockdown

December 26th is day one of lockdown in Ontario 

Date Tests #Cases  Date Test Cases Date  Tests Cases
Dec 26   2,142 Jan 11     Jan 26 30,700 1,740
Dec 27   2,005 Jan 12     Jan 27 55,200 1,670
Dec 28   1,939 Jan 13     Jan 28 64,700 2,093
Dec 29   2,553 Jan 14     Jan 29 69,000 1,837
Dec 30 39,200 2,923 Jan 15     Jan 30 59,600 2,063
Dec 31   3,328 Jan16  73,900 3,056 Jan 31 49,400 1,848
Jan 1   2,476       Feb 1 30,400 1,969
Jan 2   3,363 Jan 17     Feb 2 28,600 745
Jan 3 49,800 2,964 Jan 18     Feb 3 52,400 1,172
Jan
4
    Jan 19     Feb 4 64,500 1,563
Jan 5 35,200 3,128 Jan 20     Feb 5  62,700 1,670
Jan 6     Jan 21 70,300 2,632 Feb 6 62,300 1,388
Jan 7     Jan 22 71,800 2,662 Feb 7 51,700 1,489
Jan 8     Jan 23 63,500 2,359 Feb 8  28,300 1,265

Jan 9

72,900 3,443 Jan 24  48,900 2,417 Feb 9 30,800 1,022
Jan 10     Jan 25 36,000 1,958 Feb 10 52,500 1,072

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