May 13, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a female in his 70s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and
• a male in his 70s from Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12 per cent provincially and 14.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 560 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 557 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 43,700.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 38 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 27 cases in the Northern health region;
• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 30 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 431 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,046 active cases and 38,652 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 183 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 57 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 240 hospitalizations;
• 49 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 62 ICU patients;
• 4,767 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 710,248 and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,002 and due to a data correction, one death that had been reported May 12 has been removed (a male in his 70s from Interlake–Eastern health region).
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.
An outbreak has been declared at Donwood Manor Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The facility has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
An outbreak has been declared over at CN Rail (821 Lagimodiere Blvd.) 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.
Public health officials are reminding Manitobans that in most cases, they should only seek testing at a provincial test site if they are symptomatic or have been advised by public health that they are a close contact. This will help ensure that those who need to be tested can continue to access testing as easily as possible. Manitobans have several options available to access testing including drive-thru, walk-in, or by booking an appointment by calling 1-855-268-4318 or online at select sites at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html#appointment.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including 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.