COVID-19 BULLETIN #263

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Public health officials advise 12 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including:
•    a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Victoria General Hospital outbreak;
•    a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Parkview Place outbreak;
•    a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Maples Long Term Care Home outbreak;
•    a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Beacon Hill Lodge outbreak;
•    a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
•    a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.7 per cent provincially and 13.4 per cent in Winnipeg, and 243 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 13,544.

Today’s data shows:
•    14 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
•    29 cases in the Northern health region;
•    16 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
•    49 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
•    135 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
•    8,122 active cases and 5,193 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
•    there are 288 people in hospital with 52 people in intensive care; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 229.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,112 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 330,265. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

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: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to only leave their homes for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.

Public health officials are also advising that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

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