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MATAWA HEALTH CO-OPERATIVE MARK 1 YEAR OF PANDEMIC SERVICES

MATAWA HEALTH CO-OPERATIVE MARK 1 YEAR OF PANDEMIC SERVICES

TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19 OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  February 16, 2021  (LSN)  The Matawa Health Co-operative (MHC) today announced the marking of one-year of providing pandemic services both, in the Matawa First Nations and, in the city of Thunder Bay. More recent services have included accepting an offer to partner with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) to assist with outbreak management at Wequedong Lodge after an outbreak was declared there on February 15, 2021 after it was determined that the transmission of two positive COVID-19 cases had occurred at the facility.

Members from the Matawa First Nations frequently use the service of Wequedong Lodge when accessing health care services in Thunder Bay. MHC nurses are currently working with the TBDHU at Wequedong Lodge to test 90 staff members and 74 clients/residents. They will also assist with contact tracing and repeated testing until there are no more COVID-19 positive cases.

Over the past year, the MHC have administered over 4,500 COVID-19 tests both in the Matawa First Nations and in the city of Thunder Bay. Other initiatives such as addressing food insecurity amongst Elderly Matawa members; providing mental wellness support, assisting partners with COVID-19 outbreak management including testing in First Nations; providing accurate health information/guidance documents in First Nations on best practices on public health measures including easing restrictions, returning to work and getting vaccinations.

A MHC nursing line has been in place since May 2020. MHC Executive Director Frances Wesley said, “The Matawa Health Co-operative is happy to collaborate and assist where needed on health and COVID-19 related initiatives affecting our members both in the city of Thunder Bay and in our communities.”

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  • 16 February 2021
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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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