COVID-19 BULLETIN #143

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The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent and three new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 407.

The data shows there were:

  • two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; and
  • one new case in the Winnipeg health region;

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

A case that was identified on July 25, a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, is being removed from the case totals after investigation determined the individual had recovered from a previous infection from another province.

The data also shows:

  • six current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care,
  • 74 active cases and 325 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

An additional 665 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 86,367.

The Southern Health-Sante Sud drive-thru community testing site in Winkler will be closed today, July 29,  while the site moves from Park St. to the Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. The new site will open Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. and operate Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only, with access off Kimberly Rd. Call 204-325- 5322 to book an appointment.

The Steinbach drive-thru community testing site, 365 Reimer Ave., will require an appointment for testing starting July 31. Bookings will begin July 30 by calling 204-346-7016.

Starting today, July 29, the Prairie Mountain Health region is setting up a temporary COVID-19 testing site until July 31 in the front parking lot at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at 86 Ellis Dr. in Killarney. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Updated testing site information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

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