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COVID-19 BULLETIN #455

Public health officials advise six new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:


• a male in his 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
• a male in his 70s from Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;


• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern and the outbreak at Beacon Hill Lodge Personal Care Home; and


• a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.1 per cent provincially and 11.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 251 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, four cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 247 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 53,650.

 

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 41 cases in the Northern health region;
• 17 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;   
• 35 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and   
• 142 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
  
The data also shows:  
• 3,600 active cases and 48,963 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 316 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: 
f{ 206 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 80 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 286 hospitalizations;  
f{ a total of 94 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
o 48 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 16 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 64 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
o 30 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 27 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta;  
• 23 patients previously receiving care in an out of province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care including two who were repatriated yesterday;
• two COVID-19 patients in ICU were transported yesterday to Ontario facilities in London and Thunder Bay;


• 2,593 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 795,068; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,087.

Public health officials are reminding Manitobans that in most cases, they should only seek testing at a provincial test site if they are symptomatic or have been advised by public health that they are a close contact. This will help ensure those who need to be tested can continue to access testing as easily as possible. Manitobans have several options available to access testing, including drive-thru and walk-in sites, or by booking an appointment by calling (toll-free) 1-855-268-4318 or online at select sites at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html#appointment.

 

Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site. 

The outbreak has been declared over at St. Norbert Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.

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.

Due to the continuing health and safety concerns caused by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Living disABILITY Services-funded day services for adults with intellectual disabilities will continue to be suspended for an additional two weeks in Winnipeg. The suspension will extend until June 25. Some exceptions may be made where the safety of individuals cannot be managed either in their residential care facility or at their family home during the day. 

The Department of Families will continue to support the redeployment of day services and transportation staff to individuals’ places of residence to ensure individuals receive the care and support they need during this challenging time.

Individuals are encouraged to continue following current public health orders, adhere to infection prevention and control protocols, and use virtual meetings and other technology to stay connected with friends, families and the broader community.

Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly. For more information, go to Cross-Departmental Reports at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/.

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