COVID-19 BULLETIN #326

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Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain Health, linked to the outbreak at Fairview Personal Care Home;
• 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, linked to the outbreak at Seven Oaks General Hospital 5U1-3; and
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Fred Douglas Lodge.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.3 per cent provincially and 6.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 94 new cases of the virus have been identified, However, two cases have been removed due to data corrections and brings to net-new case total to 92. The number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 28,902.

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

The data also shows:
• 3,492 active cases and 24,601 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 140 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 137 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 277 hospitalizations;
• there are 25 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 13 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 38 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 809.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,118 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 467,785. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/datamb/.

Outbreaks have been declared over at the Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home in Carman and Health Science Centre unit GA4 in Winnipeg.

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 reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear. For information on COVID-19 symptoms and guidance on when you should be tested, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html.

Manitobans should 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 is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For health-care workers, exceptions may apply and staff may be able/required to report to work after contacting their workplace occupational health services or designate. For information on self-isolation, including exceptions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

The online COVID-19 self-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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