Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 50s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 60s from Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and
• a male in his 70s from Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.1 per cent provincially and 14.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 364 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 43,143.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 50 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 10 cases in the Northern health region;
• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 47cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 223 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,940 active cases and 38,203 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 162 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 59 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 221 hospitalizations;
• 50 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 12 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 62 ICU patients;
• 3,567 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 705,377 and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,000.
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.
An outbreak has been declared at St. Norbert Personal Care Home in St. Norbert. The facility has been moved to the Critical (Red) level 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.
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 that 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, walk-in, 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.
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.