COVID-19 BULLETIN #337

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Public health officials advise four additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 50s from the Northern health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Concordia Place Personal Care Home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.1 per cent provincially and 3.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 82 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 30,158.

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

The data also shows:
• 3,309 active cases and 26,007 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 101 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 158 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 259 hospitalizations;
• 23 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 40 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 842.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,529 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 488,064. 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://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.

Public health officials advise a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared in the dialysis unit at St. Anthony’s General Hospital in The Pas. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

An outbreak has been declared over at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home 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.

All Manitoba child-care providers working in licensed child-care centres, nursery schools and family/group child-care homes, including eligible early child development specialists or autism applied behaviour analysts/consultants, will soon be able to access Fast Pass rapid testing at 1066 Nairn Ave. in Winnipeg. Appointments for the pilot site will open to eligible child-care providers effective Feb. 8.

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 are encouraged to travel only if essential and 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, only socialize with your two designated people as per the current public health orders.

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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