April 23, 2021
Public health officials advise that two new deaths in people with COVID -19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 50s from Winnipeg health region; and
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.5 per cent provincially and 6.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 181 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 179 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 37,069.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 29 cases in the Northern health region;
• 19 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 21 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 103 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 1,739 active cases and 34,366 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 73 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 71 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 144 hospitalizations;
• 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 14 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 35 ICU patients;
• 3,581 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 637,894; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 964.
Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.
The outbreak has been declared over at Boissevain School in Boissevain.
Public health advises of possible exposures to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern at Sioux Valley Community Church, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation at 11 a.m. on April 11 and at Skownan Hall, Skownan First Nation on April 12.
Other 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.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including information the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.