Surge in Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Outbreaks Across Thunder Bay and District Facilities

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Outbreak Declared:  Hogarth Riverview Manor (2 North)

THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 Update – As of January 15, 2024, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit has reported a notable increase in both respiratory and gastrointestinal outbreaks across various facilities. The update includes COVID-19 outbreaks as well as other respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses.

TBDHU Graph showing COVID-19 in wastewater
January 15, 2024 – TBDHU Graph showing COVID-19 in wastewater

Outbreaks in Effect as of January 15, 2024:

  • Hogarth Riverview Manor: A gastrointestinal outbreak was declared on January 15, 2024, on the 1st Floor – Birch Grove Resident Home Area. Additionally, another gastrointestinal outbreak affecting the 2 South – Bluebell Resident Home Area and 2 North Lavender Resident Home Area was declared on January 13, 2024. The facility also reported a respiratory (COVID-19) outbreak in the 6 North – Rose Resident Home Area on January 12, 2024, and another gastrointestinal outbreak on the 4th and 5th floors on January 5, 2024.
  • Southbridge Roseview: An outbreak of respiratory nature was declared in the Heritage Home Area on January 15, 2024.
  • Geraldton District Hospital: A facility-wide respiratory outbreak was reported on January 12, 2024.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital: A respiratory (COVID-19) outbreak was declared in the 2 South – Medically Complex Services area on January 12, 2024.
  • Southbridge Pinewood: The facility is dealing with a respiratory (COVID-19) outbreak on the 1st floor, declared on January 10, 2024.
  • Chartwell Isabella: A respiratory outbreak was reported on January 6, 2024, although specific details about the affected area were not disclosed.
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC): A respiratory (COVID-19) outbreak in the 1A Acute Oncology unit was declared on January 3, 2024.

Health authorities continue to monitor these situations closely, implementing necessary measures to contain the outbreaks and ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and staff in the affected facilities.

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