74 New Cases and One Death Reported in Manitoba COVID-19 Update

Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern and to the outbreak at Seven Oaks General Hospital 3U4-7.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is eight per cent provincially and 6.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 74 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 55,405.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• three cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• three cases in the Northern health region;
• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 15 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 50 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 2,075 active cases and 52,205 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 246 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including:
– 141 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 90 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 231 hospitalizations;
• a total of 73 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
– 37 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 21 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 58 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
– 15 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 14 in Ontario and one in Alberta;
• 33 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
– no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday;
• 1,568 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 816,536; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,125.

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 outbreak has been declared over at Boundary Trails Health Centre in Winkler.

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.

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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