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TADH reports weekly on COVID-19

Timmins and District Hospital has started a weekly report on hospital operations related to COVID-19.

In its first report, it says there were 13 inpatients with COVID-19 as of Fri., Jan. 7. Two of them were COVID-related admissions.

Also on Friday, out of 930 total employees and medical staff, 29 people are positive for the virus.  Twenty-six are in self-isolation due to a high-risk contact exposure.  Agency nurses are being used to ensure stable staffing.

Following Ministry of Health directives, the hospital has reduced the number of non-urgent surgeries and procedures. That translates into 75% of normal surgical volumes this week and next week.

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