Niagara Health is reporting that there are no patients in its Niagara Region hospitals being treated for COVID-19.
That’s a first since March 12, when the regional health system admitted its first COVID-19 patient into its system.
In a Twitter post late Wednesday (July 15), Lynn Guerriero, President of the Niagara Health System, announced: “We have no patients currently in the hospital being treated for COVID-19 for the first time since March 12. Over the course of the pandemic, our team has shown great dedication to patients and each other. I’d also like to recognize Niagara residents for their support.”
The Niagara Health System, or Niagara Health, as it is known, is a multi-site hospital group, comprising five hospital sites. It provides available care for more than 450,000 residents across the 12 municipalities making up the Regional Municipality of Niagara.
The last two COVID-19 patients that were treated by Niagara Health hospitals were declared by the public health unit, as resolved Wednesday morning.
“This marks the first time since March that there have been no COVID patients in hospital…(since) March 12.
The Niagara Health team has cared for 129 patients with COVID-19.
Niagara Health operates three COVID-19 Assessment Centres in the region where residents can get tested for COVID-19. The centres, located in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland, have conducted more than 26,500 tests since start operations in March.
These are the hospitals that are part of the by Niagara Heath System:
- Douglas Memorial Site in Fort Erie
- Greater Niagara General Site in Niagara Falls
- Port Colborne Site
- St. Catharines Site
- Welland Site
Niagara Health announcement