Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
Four deaths in people with COVID-19 were reported Monday:
• a male in his 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 50 from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• a male his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.8 per cent provincially and 15.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 259 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 49,046.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 15 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 14 cases in the Northern health region.
• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region;
• 28 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 187 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The dashboard for COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found here.
The data also shows:
• 4,945 active cases and 43,066 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 253 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 61 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 314 hospitalizations;
• 59 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 20 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 79 ICU patients;
• 2,398 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 751,948; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,035.
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 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.
An outbreak has been declared at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Surgical/Rehab unit in Winkler.
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.
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.