COVID-19 BULLETIN #462

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Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern and the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital; and
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.6 per cent provincially and 9.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 116 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 115 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 54,596.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• three cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 23 cases in the Northern health region.
• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 28 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
• 55 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 2,972 active cases and 50,520 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 290 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including:
   – 186 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 80 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 266 hospitalizations;
• a total of 87 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
   – 46 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 63 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
   –  24 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 23 in Ontario and one in Alberta;
• 26 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
   – no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday;
• 1,532 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 805,146; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,104.

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 outbreak has been declared over at Grace Hospital, 3 South, in Winnipeg.

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.

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.

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