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COVID-19 BULLETIN #256

Public health officials advise seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include:
• a female in her 30s from the Interlake–Eastern region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.6 per cent provincially and 13.3 per cent in Winnipeg, and 270 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to being from out-of-province. This brings the net new cases to 269 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 11,608.

Today’s data shows:
• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 16 cases in the Northern health region;
• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 106 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 119 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 7,105 active cases and 4,324 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 240 people in hospital with 41 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 179.

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,126 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 315,412. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Bridgepark Manor Assisted Living facility in Steinbach, Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg, Southeast Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, Fairview Personal Care Home in Winnipeg and Winnipegosis Personal Care Home in Winnipegosis. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to only leave their homes for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick or when any member of your family is sick. Further, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.

Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Bridgepark Manor Assisted Living facility in Steinbach, Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg, Southeast Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon and Winnipegosis Personal Care Home in Winnipegosis. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

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