COVID-19 BULLETIN #267

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Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a male in his 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region:
• a female in her 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples Long Term Care Home;
• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Menno Home in Grunthal;
• a male in his 90s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Menno Home in Grunthal;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.8 per cent provincially and 14.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 383 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases were removed due to a data correction and one case being from out of province. This brings the total new cases to 381 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 15,288.
Today’s data shows:
• 26 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 29 cases in the Northern health region;
• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 111 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 202 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 8,845 active cases and 6,177 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 307 people in hospital with 46 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 266.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,509 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 341,973. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Concordia Hospital unit N3 West in Winnipeg. The site has been moved to Critical (red) 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.
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.
Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.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:
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