COVID-19 BULLETIN #271

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Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Health Science Centre unit GA3;
• a female in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the outbreak at Fairview Personal Care Home;
• a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the outbreak at Fairview Personal Care Home;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region, linked to the outbreak at Villa Youville Personal Care Home;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Golden Links Lodge;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region, linked to the outbreak at the Bridgepark Manor assisted living facility.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.4 per cent provincially and 13.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 343 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to a data correction making the total 342 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 16,825.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 23 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 46 cases in the Northern health region;
• 14 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 53 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 207 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 9,260 active cases and 7,253 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 342 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 312.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,611 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 355,081. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Public health officials advise COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Ashern and West Park Manor Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
The outbreaks declared at Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley and the Keeyask Generating Station near Thompson have been declared over.
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 if anyone has symptoms of COVID-19 or has a household member with symptoms, 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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