Two COVID-19 patients from Manitoba were admitted to the North Bay Regional Health Centre over the weekend.
Kim McElroy, hospital spokeswoman, said the health centre is continuing to assess its bed situation on a daily basis.
The North Bay Regional Health Centre has taken several COVID-19 patients from overwhelmed southern Ontario hospitals.
As of Wednesday there have been five COVID-19 patients transferred from Southern Ontario hospitals to North Bay Regional Health Centre.
The patient transfers come through the province’s COVID-19 command centre. It’s the command centre that decides where a patient is transferred among a host of health care facilities across Ontario.
Dr. Jennifer Mihill, head of anaesthesia and the hospital’s COVID-19 critical care preparedness lead, said in a previous interview that patient transfers over the last few months occurred at a time when the situation in southern Ontario was quite grim and hospitals were running out of beds.
On Wednesday the province reported 1,095 new cases of COVID-19 and 1,073 people in hospital. Of those in hospital, 672 are in intensive care and 469 are on ventilators.
To date, 8,678 people have died of COVID-19 in Ontario.