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November 28, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #269


    Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male under the age of 10 from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region;   

• a male in his 60s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;  

• a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; 

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Heritage Lodge; 

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; 

• a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Fairview Home; 

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; and

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.2 per cent provincially and 13.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 487 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 16,118. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 23 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 38 cases in the Northern health region;

• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 104 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 307 cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 9,024 active cases and 6,804 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 327 people in hospital with 44 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 290. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,640 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 348,768. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Health Sciences Centre on GD4 in Winnipeg and the Manitoba Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The outbreaks declared at Arborgate School in La Broquerie and Reston School in Reston have been declared over. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

     

    The online 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.

     


November 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #268


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    Public health officials advise 14 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a male in his 50s from the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place;  

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre; 

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre;

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the Fairview Home outbreak; 

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak; 

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge; 

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge; and

• a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.5 per cent provincially and 14.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 344 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 15,632. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 15 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 73 cases in the Northern health region;

• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 65 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 178 cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 8,865 active cases and 6,487 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 322 people in hospital with 45 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 280. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,110 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 345,708. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Misericordia Health Centre on its Transitional Care Unit C6 in Winnipeg, the Grace Hospital Unit 4 South in Winnipeg and the Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oakbank. These sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The outbreaks declared at Collège Louis-Riel, Collège Leo Remillard and the Convalescent Home all in Winnipeg have been declared over. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

     

    The online 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.


November 26, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #267


    Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male in his 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre;

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region: 

• a female in her 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples Long Term Care Home;   

• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Menno Home in Grunthal;

• a male in his 90s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Menno Home in Grunthal;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;   

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo;  

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and 

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.8 per cent provincially and 14.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 383 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases were removed due to a data correction and one case being from out of province. This brings the total new cases to 381 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 15,288. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 26 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 29 cases in the Northern health region;

• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 111 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 202 cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 8,845 active cases and 6,177 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 307 people in hospital with 46 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 266. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 1,509 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 341,973. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Concordia Hospital unit N3 West in Winnipeg. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

     

    The online 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.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.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.


November 25, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #266


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    Public health officials advise nine additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home;  

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Buhler Active Living Centre; 

• a female in her 90s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven Nursing Home;  and

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14 per cent provincially and 14 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 349 new cases of the virus have been identified as of bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 14,907. Due to a data error, a death has been removed. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 22 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 30 cases in the Northern health region;

• 11 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 73 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 213 cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 8,758 active cases and 5,893 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 303 people in hospital with 50 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 256. Due to a data error, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,614 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 340,151. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Today, the testing location in Selkirk is moving to the old hospital site at 100 Easton Dr. The site will provide walk-in services, and will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Appointments can be made by phone or online.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Woodhaven Manor in Steinbach and Lions Manor in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

     

    The online 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.

     


November 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #265


    Public health officials advise 12 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital, Unit E6;

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Health Science Centre unit A4; 

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at St. Norbert personal care home;

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 70s from Southern Heath–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 70s from the Northern health region; 

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Heath–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Heath–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Villa Youville personal care home;  

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Heath–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Oakview Manor;  

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place;

• a male in his 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Fairview Personal Care Home; and

• a female in her 90s from the Southern Heath–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven Nursing Home. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.2 per cent provincially and 13.9 per cent in Winnipeg, and 476 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, five cases were removed due to data corrections and brings the total of new cases to 471, and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 14,558.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 37 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 38 cases in the Northern health region;

• 33 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 111 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 257 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 8,677 active cases and 5,633 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 292 people in hospital with 47 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 248.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,461 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 337,489. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    The testing location in Selkirk is moving to the old hospital site at 100 Easton Dr. tomorrow. The site will provide walk-in services and will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Appointments can be made by phone or online.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Northern Lights Manor in Flin Flon. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The outbreaks have been declared over at Patient Care Units E5 and E6 at the St. Boniface Hospital 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 also advise that Manitoba is introducing additional steps to ensure improved case and contact monitoring. In the coming days, an outbound automated calling system will be implemented to expand on the current methods for case and contact monitoring. 

     

    If a case or contact has a question, they can simply press a key on the phone pad to request a call back from the public health nurse. If the case/contact is at the end of the monitoring period and has no further questions, the case/contact can be marked recovered. 

     

    In the first phase, the calls will be used to determine if active cases can now be marked recovered. In the second phase, the system will be used to contact cases and their related contacts. This will allow public health officials to be more responsive and reach people sooner.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

     

    The online 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.


November 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #264


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    Public health officials advise seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Maples Long-Term Care Home outbreak;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Holy Family Personal Care Home outbreak;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the Menno Home outbreak;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.

     

        The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14 per cent provincially and 13.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 546 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases were removed due to error, for a net total of 543 new cases. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 14,087.

         

    Today’s data shows:

• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 27 cases in the Northern health region;

• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 118 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 368 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 8,498 active cases and 5,353 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 296 people in hospital with 52 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 236.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,798 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 333,694. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Flin Flon Personal Care Home in Flin Flon and the Charleswood Care Centre in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    The testing location in Selkirk is moving to the old hospital site at 100 Easton Dr. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The site will provide walk-in services, and will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Appointments can be made by phone or online.

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

     

    The online 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.


November 22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #263


    Public health officials advise 12 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including:
• a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Victoria General Hospital outbreak;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• 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;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Parkview Place outbreak;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Maples Long Term Care Home outbreak;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Beacon Hill Lodge outbreak;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.7 per cent provincially and 13.4 per cent in Winnipeg, and 243 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 13,544.

Today’s data shows:
• 14 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 29 cases in the Northern health region;
• 16 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 49 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
• 135 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 8,122 active cases and 5,193 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 288 people in hospital with 52 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 229.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,112 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 330,265. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

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: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

The online 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.


November 21, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #262


    The province continues to work to protect Manitobans while at the same time allowing people to access essential items. Public health orders first issued on Nov. 19 have been updated with small changes to the items considered essential.

Modifications will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 22 and will add gift cards, prepaid credit cards and newspapers to the list of essential items.

The amendments also add five remote communities, including Sapotaweyak, Berens River, Poplar River, Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi, where non-essential items can be sold to in-person shoppers. This exemption also applies throughout northern Manitoba, except in Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas.

The orders and the list of items deemed essential will be posted on the province’s #Restart MB Pandemic Response System at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#current.

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: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.
     


November 21, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #261


    Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include:
• a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Northern health region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Misericordia Health Centre's Transitional Care Unit;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the outbreak at the Bridgepark Manor assisted living facility;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Holy Family Home;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; and
• a female in her 100s from Prairie Mountain Health and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.8 per cent provincially and 13.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 387 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases were removed due to error, for a net total of 385 new cases. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 13,304.

Today’s data shows:
• 26 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• 34 cases in the Northern health region;
• 15 cases in Prairie Mountain Health;
• 94 cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• 218 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 8,012 active cases and 5,075 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 276 people in hospital, with 45 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 217.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,519 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 327,511. Case investigations continue and, if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Grace Hospital Unit 3 North in Winnipeg, Dakota House in Winnipeg, Eastview Place in Altona, Tabor Home in Morden, Fernwood Place in Steinbach, and Lion Prairie Manor and Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

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: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to 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 home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.

If any household member is symptomatic, public health officials advise that the entire household must self-isolate until COVID-19 test results are available. For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

The online 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.
     


November 20, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #260

Public health officials advise that as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Hanover School Division and surrounding schools will move to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Acting on the advice of the chief provincial public health officer, schools have notified families and staff. This change is being made in light of the widespread community transmission of COVID-19. The decision to move to Critical (red) is not a reflection of school-based virus transmission.

A total of 19 schools from Hanover School Division are affected, as well as one Division scolaire franco-manitobaine school, one funded independent school and seven non-funded independent schools. Schools are working to move to a system of remote learning.

The Critical (red) level will result in:
• all students move to teacher-led remote learning at home;
• accommodating, where possible, K-6 children of critical services workers who cannot make alternative care arrangements, so these students may attend school. While at school, these students will participate in and receive support for the same teacher-led remote learning that their classmates learning from home receive; and
• students over the age of 12 who are children of critical services workers and have disabilities or special needs that preclude them from staying home independently will be accommodated, wherever possible, at the school and receive supervision and remote learning support.

    Although school divisions are not responsible for student transportation during a Critical (red) level, the government is exploring options, including the possibility of continuing minimal bus transportation


November 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #259


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    Public health officials advise nine additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include: 

• a male in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a female in her 50s from the Northern health region; 

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Keekinan Centre; 

• a female in her 60s from the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• a male in his 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak;

• a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; and

• a male in his 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.7 per cent provincially and 13.7 per cent in Winnipeg, and 438 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to an error and brings the total to 437 new cases and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 12,919.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 22 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 28 cases in the Northern health region;

• 27 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 114 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 247 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 7,861 active cases and 4,851 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 281 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 207.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,061 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 324,973. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    The outbreaks at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge personal care home have been declared over. 

     

    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.

     

    Updated public health orders came into effect this morning and further limited residential gatherings and retail operations to help halt the spread of COVID-19 and protect Manitobans. For more information about the new orders visit:

https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html#current.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html

     

    The online 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.

     


November 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #258


    Public health officials advise eight additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include: 

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Keekinan Centre; 

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; 

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home; and

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14 per cent provincially and 13.7 per cent in Winnipeg, and 475 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 12,482.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 55 cases in the Northern health region;

• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 124 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 271 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 7,629 active cases and 4,655 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 263 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 198.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,269 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 321,853. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Winnipeg’s Health Science Centre GA3 unit, the Buhler Active Living Centre in Winkler, the Oakwood Place in Blumenort and St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in Dauphin. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


November 18, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #257


    Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include: 

• a female in her 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;  

• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; 

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge; 

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge;

• a female in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.2 per cent provincially and 13.8 per cent in Winnipeg, and 400 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed because it was a duplicate. This brings the net new cases to 399 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 12,007.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 20 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 40 cases in the Northern health region;

• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 93 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 239 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 7,385 active cases and 4,432 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 249 people in hospital with 40 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 190.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,050 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 318,479. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    A specific fine of $298 is being put in place for not wearing a mask in indoor public places, which is required under the current public health orders. Enforcement officials can issue this fine. All other fines for individuals related to public health orders remain at $1,296. 

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at Health Science Centre GH3 and GA4 units. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.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.

     


November 17, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #256


    Public health officials advise seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include: 

• a female in her 30s from the Interlake–Eastern region;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital; 

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre; and 

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.6 per cent provincially and 13.3 per cent in Winnipeg, and 270 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to being from out-of-province. This brings the net new cases to 269 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 11,608.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 16 cases in the Northern health region;

• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 106 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 119 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 7,105 active cases and 4,324 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 240 people in hospital with 41 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 179.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,126 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 315,412. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Bridgepark Manor Assisted Living facility in Steinbach, Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg, Southeast Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon and Winnipegosis Personal Care Home in Winnipegosis. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #255


    Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include: 

• a male in his 80s, a female in her 80s and a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Bethesda Place;

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria Hospital;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Seine River Retirement Home cluster;

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital;

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Brooklyn Terrace; and

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Bethesda Regional Health Centre.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13 per cent provincially and 12.8 per cent in Winnipeg, and 392 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 11,339.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 21 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 25 cases in the Northern health region;

• 19 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 72 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

• 255 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 7,011 active cases and 4,156 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 234 people in hospital with 42 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 172.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,391 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 312,238. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at St. Paul’s Residence (personal care home) in The Pas and at Oakview Place personal care home in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.  For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #254


    Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 today that range from Nov. 3 to 14 and include: 

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 80s, two males in their 80s, two females in their 90s and two males in their 90s all from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples Long Term Care Home; 

• a male in his 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Seine River Retirement Residence, Assisted Living Facility cluster; and

• a female in her 70s from Southern Health–Santé Sud.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.4 per cent provincially and 13.1 per cent in Winnipeg, and 494 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 10,947.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 28 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 30 cases in the Northern health region;

• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 136 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 266 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 6,715 active cases and 4,070 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 220 people in hospital with 41 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 162.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,715 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 309,794. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at Villa Youville Personal Care Home in Ste. Anne. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Also, the outbreak has been declared over at Golden West Centennial Lodge 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 urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

• Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. 

     

    The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers, first responders or teachers and educational assistants. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November 13, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #252


Watch news conference


    Public health officials advise five additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including:
• a female in her 40s from the Northern health region;
• a female in her 60s from the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; and
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.6 per cent provincially and 12.2 per cent in Winnipeg, and 437 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, three cases were removed due to being out-of-province and a data correction. This brings the net new cases to 434 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 10,216.

Today’s data shows:
· 33 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
· 28 cases in the Northern health region;
· 20 cases in Prairie Mountain Health;
· 96 cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
· 260 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
· 6,307 active cases and 3,772 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
· there are 231 people in hospital with 34 people in intensive care; and
· the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 137.

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,335 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 303,559. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Two new COVID-19 testing sites are opening. A drive-up Winnipeg site opens today at 3975 Portage Ave. (Assiniboia Downs) while a drive-thru location located at 2007 Saskatchewan Ave. West (Manitoba Public Insurance building) in Portage la Prairie opens Monday. To view hours of operation visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.            


Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home in Gilbert Plains, Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd. worksite in Brandon, Adult and Teen Challenge in Winnipeg, Golden Links Lodge in Winnipeg, Brooklyn Terrace in Steinbach and Reston School in Reston. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

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: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
· Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.
· Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
· If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

Public health officials are also advising that the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear personal protective equipment while at work, such as health-care workers, first responders or teachers and educational assistants. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    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.


November 12, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #251


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    Public health officials advise nine additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including:
• a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
• a male in his 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the outbreak at the Bethesda Regional Health Care medicine unit;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
• a female in her 80s from the from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Long Term Care.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11 per cent provincially and 11.4 per cent in Winnipeg, and 474 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. bringing the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 9,782.

Today’s data shows:
· 26 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
· 20 cases in the Northern health region;
· 19 cases in Prairie Mountain Health;
· 94 cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
· 315 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
· 6,030 active cases and 3,620 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
· there are 227 people in hospital with 34 people in intensive care; and
· the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 132.

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,717 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 300,169. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at River East Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

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: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

Effective today, Nov. 12, the entire province of Manitoba moved to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable. To learn more about restrictions and the measures in place visit http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
· Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.
· Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
· If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

Public health officials are also advising that the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear personal protective equipment while at work, such as health-care workers, first responders or teachers and educational assistants. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

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.
     


November 11, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #250


    Public health officials advise nine additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including: 

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a female in her 60s from the Northern health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region; 

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Boniface Hospital outbreak;

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Parkview Place outbreak; 

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Misericordia Place Personal Care Home; 

• a female in her 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Victoria hospital outbreak; and

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Seine River Retirement Residence, Assisted Living Facility cluster. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.7 per cent provincially and 10.8 per cent in Winnipeg, and 431 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 9,308. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 32 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 33 cases in the Northern health region;

• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 101 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 252 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 5,676 active cases and 3,509 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 218 people in hospital with 32 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 123.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 5,334 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 296,352. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials advise that in order to maintain the capacity for testing symptomatic people, testing appointments for people who are asymptomatic will not be booked unless directed by public health. At this time, individuals who are not experiencing symptoms may be turned away from testing sites. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    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 urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

• Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. 

     

    The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit:

www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.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.


November 10, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #249


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    Public health officials advise five additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

    · a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region; 

    · a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; 

    · a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Seine River Retirement Residence;

    · a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home outbreak, and

    · a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital outbreak.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.6 per cent provincially and 10 per cent in Winnipeg, and 384 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to being out of province, which brings the net new cases to 383 and brings the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 8,878. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

    · 26 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

    · 41 cases in the Northern health region;

    · 18 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

    · 83 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

    · 216 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

    · 5,390 active cases and 3,374 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

    · there are 207 people in hospital with 30 people in intensive care; and

    · the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 114.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 1,762 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 290,560. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials advise that in order to maintain the capacity for testing symptomatic people, testing appointments for people who are asymptomatic will not be booked unless directed by public health. At this time, individuals who are not experiencing symptoms may be turned away from testing sites. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Bethania Mennonite personal care home in Winnipeg, Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, St. Amant Health and Transition Services in Winnipeg, Extendicare Tuxedo Villa personal care home in Winnipeg and Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Officials advise the COIVD-19 outbreaks on the B5 unit at St. Boniface Hospital and at Birds’ Hill School have been declared over. The unit and school will return to regular operations. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

    · Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.

    · Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

    · If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results.   

     

    The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit:

www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November  9, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #248


    Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.5 per cent provincially and 9.3 per cent in Winnipeg, and 365 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 8,495. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 16 cases in the Northern health region;

• nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 91 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 233 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 5,152 active cases and 3,234 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 192 people in hospital with 28 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 109.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,143 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 288,568. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials advise that in order to maintain the capacity for testing symptomatic people, testing appointments for people who are asymptomatic will not be booked unless directed by public health. At this time, individuals who are not experiencing symptoms may be turned away from testing sites. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Bethania Mennonite personal care home in Winnipeg, Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, St. Amant Health and Transition Services in Winnipeg and Extendicare Tuxedo Villa personal care home in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Officials advise the COIVD-19 outbreak on the B5 unit at St. Boniface Hospital has been declared over. The unit will return to regular operations. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

• Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Southern Health–Santé Sud region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. 

     

    The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit:

www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


November  8, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #247


    Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including: 

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Seine River Retirement Home. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.2 per cent and 441 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 8,130.

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 8.9 per cent. Officials advise this number does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 12 cases in the Northern health region;

• nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 86 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 318 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 4,849 active cases and 3,175 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 173 people in hospital with 25 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 106.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,590 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 285,269. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health advises that in order to maintain the capacity for testing symptomatic people, testing appointments for people who are asymptomatic will not be booked unless directed by public health. At this time, individuals who are not experiencing symptoms may be turned away from testing sites. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    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 urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

• Stay home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Southern Health–Santé Sud region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. 

     

    The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

     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.


November  7, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #246


    Public health officials advise seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region,

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples Personal Care Home,

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Victoria General Hospital,

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples Personal Care Home,

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples Personal Care Home,

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, and

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Victoria  General Hospital.

         

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.4 per cent and 271 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 7,689. 

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 9.6 per cent. Officials advise this number does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 31 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 22 cases in the Northern health region;

• 23 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 39 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 156 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 4,460 active cases and 3,126 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 159 people in hospital with 23 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 103.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,216 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 279,917. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials advise that in order to maintain the capacity for testing symptomatic people, testing appointments for people who are asymptomatic will not be booked unless directed by public health. At this time, individuals who are not experiencing symptoms may be turned away from testing sites. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at the Carman Memorial Hospital and visitor restrictions are in place. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

• Stay home if you are sick or when any member of your family is sick.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Southern Health–Santé Sud region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November  5, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #244


    Public health officials advise four additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a female in her 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria Hospital; 

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Victoria Hospital outbreak; and

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.9 per cent and 427 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, a case was removed as it was from out of province. This brings the total net new cases to 426 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 7,177.

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is nine per cent. Officials advise this number does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 32 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 60 cases in the Northern health region;

• 55 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 265 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 4,166 active cases and 2,920 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 153 people in hospital and 16 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 91.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 4,055 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 272,901. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Two new COVID-19 testing sites will open this week. The new sites are located in Winkler at 485 George Ave. and opens today, while a drive-up site in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba’s SmartPark at 1 Research Rd. will open Sunday, Nov. 8. For hours of operation and more details, please visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Rest Haven Care Home, Cedarwood Supportive Housing and Bethesda Place in Steinbach and Park Manor Care Home and the Health Science Centre GA4 unit in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The outbreaks have been declared over at Meadowood Manor in Winnipeg and the YWCA in Thompson. 

     

    In partnership with the chief and council from Peguis First Nation, provincial public health officials continue to see a trend of concerning case numbers and are working with the community and other partners to address the situation. The community has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The chief and council have directed that public gatherings are not permitted and community residents are required to stay at home. People should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies. People who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work. Non-medical masks must be worn outside the home. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer has signed new orders that will require personal care home staff and replacement agencies to comply with the restrictions on working in more than one personal care home, and exempt additional staff from the orders. The previous orders placed the obligation only to personal care home operators. These orders come into effect today. 

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


November  4, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #243


    Public health officials advise two additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Maples personal care home; and 

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at St. Boniface hospital. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.5 per cent and 374 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. and brings the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 6,751.

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is nine per cent. Officials advise this number does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 14 cases in the Northern health region;

• five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 67 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 276 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 3,772 active cases and 2,892 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 140 people in hospital and 21 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 87.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,163 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 268,504. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Two new COVID-19 testing sites will open this week. The new sites are located in Winkler at 485 George Ave. and will open Thursday, Nov. 5 while a drive-up site at the University of Manitoba’s SmartPark at 1 Research Rd. in Winnipeg will open Sunday, Nov. 8. For hours of operation and more details, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Keeyask Generating Station and Actionmarguerite. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are now posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November  3, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #242


    Public health officials advise five additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at the Maples personal care home;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.6 per cent and 103 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, a case was removed as it was from out of province. This brings the total net new cases today to 102 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 6,377.

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 9.3 per cent. Officials advise this number does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

    Today’s data shows:

• 13 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 12 cases in the Northern health region;

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 15 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 61 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 3,495 active cases and 2,797 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 130 people in hospital and 20 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 85.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,410 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 265,264. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised outbreaks have been declared at Fred Douglas Lodge personal care home, Seine River Retirement Home and Misericordia Health Centre’s Transitional Care unit. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care worker or first responder. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November  2, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #241


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    Public health officials advise five additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region; 

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at Parkview Place;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at Simkin Centre; and

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region related to an outbreak at Maples personal care home. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is nine per cent and 241 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 6,275. 

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 9.8 per cent. Officials advise this number is less reliable due to the smaller sample size. In addition, it does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 35 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 29 cases in the Northern health region;

• 11 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 44 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 122 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 3,455 active cases and 2,740 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 124 people in hospital and 18 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 80.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,458 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 262,571. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials are advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are a health-care worker or first responder. For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

     

    Effective today, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region moved to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The Southern Health–Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake–Eastern health regions moved to the Restricted level (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The Northern health region moved to the Restricted level (orange) on Oct. 26. 

     

    Public health officials have advised outbreaks have been declared at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg and Poseidon Care Centre in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. In addition, an outbreak at Calvary Place Personal Care Home in Winnipeg has been declared over. The site has been taken off the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if public health officials have recommended testing.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


November  1, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #240


    Public health officials advise six additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 50s from the Steinbach district in Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, related to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital.

     

    Updated information announced late yesterday about the death of a male from the Winnipeg region in his 80s indicates the case was related to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.9 per cent and 312 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 6,034. 

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 9.9 per cent. Officials advise this number is less reliable due to the smaller sample size. Also, it does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 25 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 16 cases in the Northern health region;

• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 26 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 238 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 3,255 active cases and 2,704 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 120 people in hospital and 18 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 75.

     

    As of this morning, there continues to be ICU capacity in Manitoba. As noted last week, officials continue planning for the introduction of additional ICU capacity if needed. Planning also continues around surgical capacity based on urgency and local needs. At this time, patients should plan to proceed with scheduled procedures unless notified otherwise.    

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,697 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 259,752. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley is being moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. An outbreak has been declared and visitor restrictions are in place.  

     

    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.

     

    Effective Monday, Nov. 2, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The Southern Health–Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake–Eastern health regions will move to the Restricted level (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The Northern health region moved to the Restricted level (orange) on Oct. 26.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 31, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #239


    Public health officials advise two additional deaths due to COVID-19 are being reported today from the Winnipeg region, a male in his 60s and a male in his 80s. This brings the total number of deaths to 69. Additional information about these cases will be released if it becomes available.

     

    The data also shows there are 107 people in hospital and 20 people in intensive care. 

     

    The above information will be updated on online dashboards at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 tomorrow.


October 31, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #238


    Public health officials advise two additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported from the Winnipeg health region, a female in her 90s linked to an outbreak at Maples Personal Care Home and a female in her 50s. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.7 per cent and 349 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 5,723. 

     

    The test positivity rate in Winnipeg is 9.9 per cent. Officials advise this number is less reliable due to the smaller sample size. In addition, it does not reflect the situation in other parts of the province, as cases continue to be identified outside Winnipeg. 

     

    Of the 349 new cases, one was identified Tuesday, three were identified Wednesday, 131 were identified Thursday and 214 were identified on Friday.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 33 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 35 cases in the Northern health region;

• 16 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 34 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 231 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 3,010 active cases and 2,646 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 67.

     

    Hospitalization and intensive care unit information is not available at this time due to data processing issues. The data is expected to be available later this evening, and will be shared by news release and posted on Twitter once available. Online dashboards will be updated tomorrow. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,320 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 255,942. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opened today at the Manitoba Public Insurance building at 125 King Edward St. in Winnipeg. The site will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and will add immediate additional capacity in Winnipeg, performing up to 400 tests per day once fully established. 

     

    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.

     

    Effective Monday, Nov. 2, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The Southern Health–Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake–Eastern health regions will move to the Restricted level (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The Northern health region moved to the Restricted level (orange) on Oct. 26.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 30, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #237


    Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s, a female in her 90s and a female in her 80s, all from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.6 per cent and 480 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 5,374. Of the 480 news cases, two were identified Sunday, four were identified Monday, 44 were identified Tuesday, 193 were identified Wednesday and 237 were identified Thursday.  

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 42 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 25 cases in the Northern health region;

• 10 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 94 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 309 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 2,737 active cases and 2,572 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 104 people in hospital and 19 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 65.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,865 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 253,357. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Starting, Saturday, Oct. 31, a new drive-thru testing site will open at the Manitoba Public Insurance building at 125 King Edward St. in Winnipeg. The location can perform up to 400 tests at the location and the hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information on testing locations, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.

     

    Public health advises that outbreaks have been declared at:   

• Deer Lodge Centre long-term care unit, Winnipeg; 

• Pembina Place personal care home, Winnipeg; and 

      

    All units and facilities have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.  

     

    Public health officials advise that an outbreak has been declared at Centre Scolaire Léo-Rémillard. There are 14 cases linked to the school and four cohorts are self-isolating including relevant staff. An investigation into the transmission within the school is ongoing. The decision has been made to move Grade 12 to remote learning. The school has been moved to orange on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 29, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #236


    Public health officials advise one additional death due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and is not linked to any current outbreaks. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.8 per cent and 193 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,894. 

     

     Today’s data shows:

• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 10 cases in the Northern health region;

• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 19 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 139 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 2,409 active cases and 2,423 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 97 people in hospital and 17 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 62.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,375 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 251,461. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials advise that outbreaks have been declared at:  

• the medicine unit of Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach; and 

• the KeKiNan Centre Inc. in Winnipeg.  

     

    All units and facilities have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    Public health officials advise that an outbreak has been declared at Collège Louis-Riel. There are seven cases linked to the school and 10 cohorts are self-isolating as well as other staff and students. The transmission sources are being investigated. The decision has been made to move the whole school to remote learning. The school has been moved to orange on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health guidance for Halloween trick or treating has been developed. If people do choose to participate in trick or treating this year, information is available on how to do it safely at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/halloween.html

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 28, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #235


    Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s from Winnipeg linked to the Victoria Hospital outbreak, a female in her 80s from the Interlake–Eastern health region linked to the Misericordia Place outbreak and male in his 40s also from the Interlake–Eastern health region.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.3 per cent and 170 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to a data error. This means the net new number of cases is 169, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,701. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 26 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• six cases in the Northern health region;

• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 18 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 117 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 2,334 active cases and 2,306 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 89 people in hospital and 19 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 61.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,437 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 248,077. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials advise the outbreak at St. Norbert personal care home has been declared over. 

     

    All 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.

     

    In partnership with the chief and council from Cross Lake First Nation, provincial public health officials are advising that multiple individuals in the community have tested positive for COVID-19. These cases are related to previously announced public exposures and have led to a high number of close contacts. 

     

    Provincial public health officials are working with the community and other partners to address the situation. The community has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The chief and council have directed that public gatherings are not permitted and community residents are required to stay at home. People should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies. People who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work. Non-medical masks must be worn outside the home.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health guidance for Halloween trick or treating has been developed. If people do choose to participate in trick or treating this year, information is available on how to do it safely at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/halloween.html

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #234


    Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported from the Winnipeg region, a female in her 60s linked to the Parkview Place outbreak, a male in his 80s linked to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital and a female in her 80s linked to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.5 per cent and 184 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to a data error. This means the net new number of cases is 183, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,532. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• eight cases in the Northern health region;

• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 19 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 144 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 2,238 active cases and 2,236 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 83 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 58.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 1,721 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 244,606. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials are advising a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Cross Lake on Oct. 18 when they were in their infectious period. People who attended the funeral are advised to self-isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.

     

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health guidance for Halloween trick-or-treating has been developed. If people do choose to participate in trick-or-treating this year, information is available on how to do it safely at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/halloween.html

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 26, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #233


    Public health officials advise one death due to COVID-19 has been reported from the Winnipeg region, a female in her 80s related to the outbreak at Parkview Place.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.1 per cent and 100 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,349. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 10 cases in the Northern health region;

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 11 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 73 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 2,117 active cases and 2,177 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 80 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 55.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,131 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 242,787. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Lake Manitoba First Nation on Oct. 12 when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing.

     

    All 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.

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Northern health region and Churchill, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people. These measures came into effect at midnight this morning, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit: 

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#north_restrictions

     

    Additional measures have been put in place for schools in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the Northern health region under the Restricted Level (orange), effective today. For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#wmr_schools

     

    The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Public health guidance for Halloween trick-or-treating has been developed. If people do choose to participate in trick-or-treating this year, information is available on how to do it safely at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/halloween.html

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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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October 25, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #232


    Public health officials advise four deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported from the Winnipeg health region including:

• a male in his 50s;

• a female in her 90s, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place;

• a female in her 80s; and

• a male in his 70s, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.9 per cent and 161 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,249. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 10 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• seven cases in the Northern health region;

• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 30 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 110 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 2,053 active cases and 2,142 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 77 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 54.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,362 tests were completed on Friday and an additional 2,252 on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 240,639. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Outbreaks have been declared at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River, and both sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the Pandemic Response System. Additional precautions are being taken at the health centre and visitor restrictions are being put in place at the personal care home. 

     

    Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Norway House on Oct. 20 when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who have attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing. 

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Northern health region and Churchill, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 26, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#north_restrictions

     

    Additional measures will be put in place for school in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the Northern health region under the Restricted Level (orange), effective Monday, Oct. 26. For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#wmr_schools

     

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce socializing with people from outside their household to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


October 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #231


    Public health officials advise the 49th and 50th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, both females in their 70s from the Winnipeg health region. Both cases were previously announced and one is linked to an outbreak at Misericordia Place. 

     

    Today, 153 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,088. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 15 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 15 cases in the Northern health region;

• 24 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 91 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,922 active cases and 2,116 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 65 people in hospital and 10 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 50.

     

    Laboratory system data, including daily testing numbers, total testing numbers and the test positivity rate, will be unavailable today due to scheduled systems upgrades. Data is expected to be available tomorrow.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg on units 5N and 5S, and at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. Both facilities have been elevated to red on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Northern health region and Churchill, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 26, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#north_restrictions

     

    Additional measures will be put in place for school in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the Northern health regions under the Restricted Level (orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020. For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#wmr_schools

     

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #230


    Public health officials advise the 48th death due to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 80s from Winnipeg health region. The case is linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place and was previously announced. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.5 per cent and 163 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, a case was removed due to a data correction. This brings the total net new cases today to 162 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 3,935. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• one case in Prairie Mountain Health region;

• eight cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• seven cases in the Northern health region;

• 19 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 128 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,855 active cases and 2,032 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 51 people in hospital and eight people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 48.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,642 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 236,023. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Laboratory system data, including daily testing numbers, total testing numbers and the test positivity rate, will be unavailable on Saturday, Oct. 24 due to scheduled systems upgrades. Data is expected to be available Sunday, Oct. 25.

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Northern health region and Churchill, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 26, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#north_restrictions.

     

    Additional measures will be put in place for school in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the Northern health regions under the Restricted Level (orange), effective Monday, Oct. 26. For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#wmr_schools.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Holy Family Personal Care Home, Concordia Personal Care Home, Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Personal Care Home and Maples Long-Term Care Home, all in Winnipeg. All four facilities have been elevated to red on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


October 22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #229


    Public health officials advise the 44th, 45th, 46th and 47th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported: 

  •         a male in his 80s and a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and are linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place; 
  •         a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
  •         a male in his 80s from the Interlake–Eastern health region.  

    All the cases were previously announced. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.6 per cent and 147 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 3,773. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

  •         seven cases in Prairie Mountain Health region;
  •         10 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
  •         10 cases in the Northern health region;
  •         33 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
  •         87 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    The data also shows:

  •         1,806 active cases and 1,920 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  •         there are 42 people in hospital and eight people in intensive care; and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 47.

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,220 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 233,222. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    New COVID-19 public health orders will be issued for the Northern health region and Churchill by the chief provincial public health officer. The orders will come into effect Monday, Oct. 26 and remain in effect for a minimum of two weeks. 

     

    The restrictions will be the same as those currently in place in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. This includes: 

  •         reducing gathering sizes;
  •         closing of casinos, bingo halls and entertainment facilities with a license under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act that requires the licensee to present live entertainment must close to members of the public, with the exception of providing food for take-out or delivery;
  •         limiting the occupancy of other licensed businesses, retail businesses and restaurants of 50 per cent of their usual capacity;
  •         limiting the occupancy of personal service businesses of 50 per cent of their usual occupancy or one person for each 10 square metres of the premises that is open to the public, whichever is less; and
  •         requiring a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall, or fitness facility to keep contact information for members of the public attending their premises and maintain those records for 21 days to support contact tracing.

    In addition, the following measures will be put in place for schools in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the Northern health regions under the Restricted Level (orange), effective Oct. 26: 

  •         Schools must ensure two metres of physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, and adjust classroom space as necessary; excess furniture must be removed from classrooms to create additional space; and other spaces within schools must be repurposed to accommodate more distancing (e.g., multipurpose rooms, empty rooms, shared spaces, common areas and libraries). 
  •         Extracurricular activities are only permitted if all learning and distancing requirements have been met. If these activities continue, established guidelines must be followed and, in the case of sports, participants should maintain distance when not active.
  •         Teachers and staff who move across cohorts of students, including substitute teachers, are required to wear medical masks. Medical-grade disposable masks have been issued to all schools. N95 masks are not required.
  •         Indoor choir and the use of wind instruments are not permitted.   
  •         All field trips must be postponed or cancelled.
  •         Blended learning (in-class and online) for grades 9 to 12 where distancing cannot be achieved will continue as per status quo. 
  •         Kindergarten to Grade 8 students may be offered a temporary remote learning option for the duration of the Restricted level (orange).
  •         All other public health measures will still in effect.

    Public health officials also advise:

  •         an outbreak has been declared at Arborgate School at 70 Normandeau Bay in La Broquerie, and the school has been elevated to orange on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System; 
  •         an outbreak has been declared at the Ochekwi Sipi Personal Care Home in the Fisher River Cree Nation due to a positive case in a health-care worker. The facility has been elevated to red on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System and additional protocols have been put into place; and
  •         the outbreak at Bethesda Place personal care home has been declared over.  

    All 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.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  •         Stay home if you are sick.
  •         Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.
  •         Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
  •         If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 21, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #228


    Public health officials advise the 43rd death due to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region. This case was previously announced and is connected to the outbreak at Parkview Place. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.8 per cent and 135 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. and brings the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 3,626. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• 17 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• four cases in the Northern health region;

• 12 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 102 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,774 active cases and 1,809 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• hospital and ICU data is not available due to a technical issue related to the data refresh and the data will be posted as soon as it is available; and 

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 43.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 1,861 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 230,641. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    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 strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #227


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.3 per cent and 110 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, a case was removed due to duplication. This brings the total net new cases today to 109 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 3,491. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 11 cases in the Northern health region;

• two case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 88 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,746 active cases and 1,703 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 32 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 42.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,149 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 228,713. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Golden West Centennial Lodge, Misericordia Place and Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg. All three facilities have been elevated to red on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    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 have advised that an outbreak has been declared at Bird’s Hill School at 3950 Raleigh St. in Winnipeg. The school has been elevated to orange on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The outbreak at John Pritchard School has been declared over and the school has returned to normal restrictions (yellow) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


October 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #226


    With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province has introduced targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close, prolonged contact  between people.

     

    New COVID-19 public health orders were issued for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region by the chief provincial public health officer today. These orders come into effect at 11 p.m. tonight and remain in effect until 11 p.m. on Nov. 2. These orders replace the orders issued on Oct. 7.

     

    Under the new orders:

• The maximum size of gatherings is reduced to five people. Gatherings involving more than five people may take place under certain conditions.

• Casinos and bingo halls must close.

• Entertainment facilities with a license under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act that requires the licensee to present live entertainment must close to members of the public, with the exception of providing food for take-out or delivery. Other licensed businesses must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.

• The maximum occupancy of retail businesses and restaurants is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.

• The maximum occupancy of personal service businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual occupancy or one person for each 10 square metres of the premises that is open to the public, whichever is less.

• Operators of a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall, or fitness facility are required to keep contact information for members of the public attending their premises and maintain those records for 21 days to support contract tracing.

     

    Following further review, facilities licensed as beverage rooms under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act have not been closed under the order. All other requirements for licensed premises will still apply.

     

    The new orders can be found at https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/orders-soe-capital-10192020.pdf.

     

    For more information, businesses or residents should visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html or contact Manitoba Government Inquiry (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.


October 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #225


    Public health officials advise the 41st and 42nd deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 80s and a male in his 70s, both from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the Heritage Lodge outbreak. These cases were previously announced.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.2 per cent and 80 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,382.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• four cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• five cases in the Northern health region;

• six case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 14 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 51 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,743 active cases and 1,597 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 28 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 42.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 1,677 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 226,594. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    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.

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close, prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect today and will be in place for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 18, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #224


    Public health officials advise the 39th and 40th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 70s and a female in her 70s, both from the Winnipeg health region. These cases were previously announced.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.7 per cent and 44 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,302.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• two cases in the Northern health region;

• two case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• six cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 25 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,675 active cases and 1,587 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 29 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 40.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,479 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 225,214. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    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.

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close, prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 19, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October 17, 2020 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #223


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.9 per cent and 85 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,258.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• four cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• four cases in the Northern health region;

• four case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 68 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,648 active cases and 1,572 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 28 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 38.

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,683 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 222,735. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

     

    Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage with flight information listed at:

https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html

     

    For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 within regions, visit:

• Interlake-Eastern: : www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/interlake_eastern/index.html#exposure

• Northern: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#exposure

• Prairie Mountain Health: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/prairie_mountain/index.html#exposure

• Southern Health-Santé Sud: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/southern/index.html#exposure

• Winnipeg Regional Health Authority:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#exposure.

     

    With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 19, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


October 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #222


    With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (Orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people.

These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 19, for a minimum of two weeks, and include:
• closing all beverage rooms, entertainment facilities, casinos and bingo halls;
• lowering indoor and outdoor gathering sizes from 10 to five,
o the five-person limit does not apply to household members for private gatherings inside the home;
• reducing group/table sizes in restaurants and lounges from 10 to five and formally reducing capacity at these locations to 50 per cent;
• formally reducing capacity at retail businesses to 50 per cent, including lowering gathering sizes from 10 to five in food courts and common areas;
• reducing the number of spectators to 25 per cent of a site’s capacity for after-school activities and sporting events;
• formally reducing the capacity of museums, galleries and libraries to 50 per cent and requiring sites to collect contact information for all attendees; and
• requiring gyms and fitness centres to collect contact information for all attendees.

The current measures requiring mandatory mask use in indoor public places, reducing liquor service hours and noise restrictions at licensed facilities continue to be in force in the region.

In order to reduce community spread, residents in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region are strongly encouraged to limit the number of people from each household who go shopping. Families with children in after-school or sporting activities are strongly encouraged to have only one parent attend events, games or practices. People going to gyms or fitness centres must wear a mask unless they are participating in physical activity.


    These measures will be in effect for two weeks, and may be renewed with additional restrictions if these changes are unable to slow the community transmission currently seen in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

    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.

October 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #221


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent and 75 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,173.

Today’s data shows:
• seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• two cases in the Northern health region;
• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• two cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
• 63 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 1,582 active cases and 1,553 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 25 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 38.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,174 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 220,052. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials advise that with the increase in cases, the number of possible exposures continues to rise. As of 9:30 a.m., there have been nine school exposures in the Winnipeg, Southern Health-Santé Sud and Prairie Mountain Health regions, as well as exposures related to one child care centre, two travel/transit and one night club since yesterday. Possible exposure locations will be shared on social media and are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html  with flight information listed at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html

For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 within regions, visit:
• Interlake-Eastern: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/interlake_eastern/index.html#exposure
• Northern: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#exposure
• Prairie Mountain Health:
www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/prairie_mountain/index.html#exposure
• Southern Health-Santé Sud: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/southern/index.html#exposure
• Winnipeg Regional Health Authority: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#exposure

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.
• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

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.



October 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #220

Public health officials advise the 38th death due to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 40s from the Winkler district in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. This was a previously announced case.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.9 per cent and 173 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 3,098. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• six cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• three cases in the Northern health region;

• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 23 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 133 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,527 active cases and 1,533 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 25 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 38. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,117 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 217,878. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    As COVID-19 activity increases, licenced personal care homes (PCHs) in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region have been elevated to Critical (red) in the Pandemic Response System. This means any new PCH admission will remain isolated for 14 days upon arrival and there will be no new admission to a PCH with a suspected or confirmed outbreak will be paused unless the new resident is already confirmed to be COVID-19 positive.

     

    Public health officials advise that with the increase in cases, the number of possible exposures continues to rise. There have been 10 possible exposures at schools in Winnipeg, additional exposures in other settings in the Southern Health–Santé Sud and Prairie Mountain health regions as well as on a Winnipeg Transit bus, one school bus and two flights. 

     

    Possible exposure locations will be shared on social media and are listed online by region at the province’s Pandemic Response System webpage at:

https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.  

     

    Flight information is listed at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html.

     

    For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 within regions, visit:

• Interlake–Eastern health region:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/interlake_eastern/index.html#exposure

• Northern health region:  www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#exposure

• Prairie Mountain Health region: 

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/prairie_mountain/index.html#exposure

• Southern Health–Santé Sud health region:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/southern/index.html#exposure

• Winnipeg health region:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#exposure.

     

    The YWCA in Thompson has moved to Critical status (red), with five cases linked to the facility. The outbreak at Maplewood Manor in Winnipeg is considered over and the facility has moved to yellow from red on the pandemic response system.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    Manitobans are reminded the designated drive-up COVID-19 testing site at the Dauphin Community Health Services Building parking lot will cease operations at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 15. A new indoor walk-up testing site will open tomorrow Friday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 301 Main St. North (former Potoski Medical Clinic building). Regular hours of operation at this location remain the same as they were at the previous site, which are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with it being closed for one hour at lunch.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.



October 14, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #219


    Public health officials advise the 36th and 37th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s and female in her 70s both from Winnipeg. These were previously announced cases.  

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.4 per cent and 146 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,925. Of the 146 news cases, 39 were identified Monday and 107 were identified Tuesday. 

     

    Today’s data shows:

• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• four case in the Northern health region; 

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 17 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 114 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,374 active cases and 1,514 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 27 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 37. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,200 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 215,861. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Public health officials advise the following school exposures have been identified:

• Mitchell Middle School at 203 Third St. in Mitchell on Oct. 7 to 9. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. Close contacts are being advised to self-isolate for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. 

• Margaret Park School at 385 Cork Ave. in Winnipeg on Oct. 5 and 7. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. Close contacts have been advised to self-isolate.

• Acadia Junior High at 175 Killarney Ave. in Winnipeg on Oct. 5 and 6. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. Close contacts have been advised to self-isolate.

     

    Additionally, the following public following exposures have been identified: 

• West Jet flight WS204 on Oct. 2, Edmonton to Winnipeg, rows one to five. 

     

    Individuals in the affected seats on this flight are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on this flight, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     


October 13, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #218

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the 35th death due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 70s from the rural east district in Southern Health. This was a previously announced case. 

    

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.5 per cent and 124 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,779. Of the 124 news cases, 26 were identified Monday, 83 were identified Sunday and 15 were identified Saturday. 

    

   Today’s data shows:

   • 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • one case in the Northern health region;

   • three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

   • 95 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 1,248 active cases and 1,496 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

   • there are 28 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 35. 

    

   Laboratory testing numbers show 2,383 tests were completed Friday, 3,311 were completed Saturday, 2,049 were completed Sunday and 2,188 were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 213,669. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Three new additional testing sites, two in Winnipeg and one in Brandon, will open in the next several weeks, bringing the total of nine drive-thru test sites in Manitoba, which will remain available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The drive-thru site at 1066 Nairn Ave. in Winnipeg opened today and the additional Winnipeg location at 125 King Edward St. East is expected to open in late October.  A drive-thru site will open in Brandon at the Keystone Centre on Oct. 17.

    

   A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Headingley Correctional Centre. The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The facility has taken measures to mitigate risk including separating contacts and cases from the rest of the population, coupled with discontinuing visitation and transfers, and enhanced use of PPE.  

    

   Additional possible exposures have been identified at:

   • Winnipeg Adult Education Centre at 310 Vaughan St. in Winnipeg on Oct. 5. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. The cohort is being advised to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. 

   • Daniel McIntyre Collegiate at 720 Alverstone St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. The cohort is being advised to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. 

   • Dakota Collegiate at 661 Dakota St. in Winnipeg with two cases on Oct. 6 and Oct. 5, 6, and 7. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of these exposures was assessed to be low and are not linked. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. Close contacts to one of the cases have been contacted to quarantine. The rest of the cohorts are being advised to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.

   • Dufferin School, 545 Alexander Ave., Winnipeg on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, this is the second case from the same cohort as a previous case at the school. This cohort and other close contacts have been advised to self-isolate (quarantine). While the investigation was not able to confirm if transmission took place at the school, the risk to the school community is still considered low.

    

   The Public Health Agency of Canada has introduced exemptions to the Quarantine Act requirements for self-isolation related to international travel for compassionate or care-giving reasons. Provincial travel orders are being updated to reflect this change that Manitoba is supporting. People who are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 may travel to northern Manitoba or a remote community to:

   • care for a family member or friend who is seriously ill but is not in a health-care facility;

   • visit a family member or friend who is in a health-care facility with a life-threatening illness or injury if the health-care facility has authorized the visit; or

   • attend the funeral of a family member or friend.

    

   In addition, people from outside northern Manitoba or a remote community and are required to self-isolate are travelling for these reasons, can complete their self-isolation in the north. 

    

   These changes are being made to ensure consistency with federal changes and set out processes for similar situations in Manitoba.

    

   Work is in development to reduce wait times at testing locations by introducing an appointment-based scheduling system. Manitobans who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be able to call or go online to schedule an appointment to get tested. The appointment system, including details on how to schedule appointments by phone or online, will be rolled out in the next few weeks. Additionally, exploratory discussions are underway with Doctors Manitoba to enable community family doctors to provide after-hours COVID-19 testing to bring testing closer to home for Manitoba families. 

    

   Complementary counselling services to address the need for additional mental health support will now be offered through the expanded Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program. The service, set the begin today, will offer up to two counselling sessions, by phone or video and will be available in multiple languages. This complementary service will be offered until Dec. 31, when the program will be evaluated. To access this service, call (toll-free) 1-844-218-2955.

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick.

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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.

    


October 12, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #217

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the 33rd and 34th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported. One is a previously announced case, a female in her 100s from Winnipeg linked to the Parkview Place outbreak. The other is male in his 40s from Winnipeg.

    

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.3 per cent and 77 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,655.

    

   Today’s data shows:

   • five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • five cases in the Northern health region;

   • two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

   • 56 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 1,131 active cases and 1,490 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

   • there are 25 people in hospital and four people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 34. 

    

   Laboratory testing numbers show 1,871 tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 210,902. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Testing for COVID-19 is available today at community testing sites in Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk, Eriksdale, Powerview–Pine Falls, Winkler, Steinbach and Portage la Prairie. More information can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

    

   Additional possible exposures have been identified at the following school:

   • Shaughnessy Park School at 1641 Manitoba Ave. in Winnipeg from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. Those identified as close contacts will be contacted by public health and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine). The cohort is being advised to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop. 

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces.

    

   In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick.

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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.


October 11, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #216


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.1 per cent and 54 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,578.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 40 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,063 active cases and 1,483 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 24 people in hospital and four people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 32. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,969 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 208,703. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    With Thanksgiving this weekend, public health officials are reminding Manitobans that residents of personal care homes are very vulnerable to COVID-19. Any visits over the Thanksgiving weekend should be planned with caution. Guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 are available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

     

    Public health officials are advised about additional possible exposures at the following schools: 

• Bird’s Hill School at 3950 Raleigh St. in East St Paul on Sept. 30, and Oct. 1 and 2. Based on the public health investigation, the risk of this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school. Those identified as close contacts will be contacted by public health and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine). 

• École Heritage Immersion at 433 Rue Sabourin in St-Pierre-Jolys on Sept. 29 and 30. Based on the public health investigation, the infection is not believed to be acquired at school. Those identified as close contacts will be contacted by public health and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine). 

• North Memorial School at 410 Sixth Avenue N.E. in Portage la Prairie on Sept. 28, 29 and 30 and Oct. 1, 2 and 5. Based on the public health investigation, the infection is not believed to be acquired at school. Those identified as close contacts will be contacted by public health and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine).

     

    The public is also being advised of possible exposure at this site:

• Fit For Less (gym) at 1399 McPhillips St. in Winnipeg on Oct. 2 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and Oct. 3 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

     

    Testing for COVID-19 is available on Thanksgiving Monday at community testing sites in Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk, Eriksdale, Powerview–Pine Falls, Winkler, Steinbach, and Portage la Prairie. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html for more information.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    Due to the long weekend, the regularly scheduled Monday in-person update will move to Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bulletins will continue to be posted every day.

     

    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.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.


October 10, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #215


    Public health officials advise the 31st and 32nd deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 90s and a female in her 80s, both from Winnipeg. These cases were previously announced. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent and 97 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,524.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• one case in the Northern health region; 

• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• six cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 74 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 1,017 active cases and 1,475 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 24 people in hospital and four people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 32. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,196 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 205,552. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    With Thanksgiving this weekend, public health officials are reminding Manitobans that residents of personal care homes are very vulnerable to COVID-19. Any visits over the Thanksgiving weekend should be planned with caution. Guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 are available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

     

    Public health officials are advised about additional possible exposures at the following school: 

• École Secondaire Neelin High School in Brandon on Oct. 2. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence the infection was acquired in school. Those identified as close contacts have been contacted by public health and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine). 

     

    Testing for COVID-19 is available on Thanksgiving Monday at community testing sites in Winnipeg, Brandon, Selkirk, Eriksdale, Powerview–Pine Falls, Winkler, Steinbach, and Portage la Prairie. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html for more information.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    Due to the long weekend, the regularly scheduled Monday in-person update will move to Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bulletins will continue to be posted every day.

     

    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

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.


October  9, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #214


    Public health officials advise the 28th, 29th and 30th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 80s and a female in her 70s, both from Winnipeg and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place, and a female in her 80s from Winnipeg linked to Heritage Lodge. These cases were previously announced. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.1 per cent and 84 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,428.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; and

• 64 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 933 active cases and 1,465 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 25 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 30. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 3,196 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 203,905. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Additional testing capacity will be available in the coming days including:

• capacity to expand COVID-19 testing at 2735 Pembina Hwy. in Winnipeg on Saturday, Oct. 10 to perform at least 240 additional tests a day; and 

• the opening of a new, drive-thru testing site at 1066 Nairn Ave. on Oct. 13. The site will add immediate additional capacity in Winnipeg, performing up to 200 tests a day starting Oct. 13 and increasing capacity to 400 tests a day starting Oct. 15.

     

    Testing for COVID-19 is available on Thanksgiving Monday at the community testing sites at:

• 1181 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg;

• 1284 Main St. in Winnipeg;

• 2735 Pembina Hwy. in Winnipeg;

• 604 St. Mary’s Rd. in Winnipeg;

• the Van Horne location entrance off of Van Horne Avenue East in Brandon;

• 622 Superior Ave. in Selkirk;

• Eriksdale Wellness Centre, 35 Railway Ave. in Eriksdale;

• Pine Falls Health Complex at 37 Maple St. in Pine Falls;

• Southland Mall at R10-777 Norquay Dr. in Winkler;

• 365 Reimer Ave. in Steinbach; and 

• Portage Avenue and Fifth Street SE in Portage la Prairie.

     

    Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html for more information.

     

    Public health officials are advised about additional possible exposures at the following schools: 

• University of Winnipeg Collegiate at 515 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 28 and 30, and Oct. 5 and 7. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that the infection was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise to self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if they develop.

• Kleefeld School at 101 Friesen Ave. in Kleefeld on Oct. 1 and 2. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that the infection was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise the cohort to self-isolate and move to remote learning. 

     

    With Thanksgiving this weekend, public health is providing guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    Due to the long weekend, the regularly scheduled Monday in-person update will move to Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bulletins will continue to be posted every day.

     

    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.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.


October  8, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #213


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent and 67 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. One previously announced case has been removed from the case totals, bringing the net number of new cases today to 66 and the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,344.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• six cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• three cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; and

• 57 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 863 active cases and 1,454 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 25 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 27. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,736 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 200,710. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Prairie Mountain Health has implemented a location change for its designated drive-thru testing site. The new site is now located off Van Horne Avenue East. Regular hours of operation at the Van Horne location are Monday to Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 6 pm and Friday to Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. This replaces the designated site at Brandon Town Centre that ceased operation yesterday.

     

    Public health officials are advised about additional possible exposures at the following schools: 

• Seven Oaks Middle School at 800 Salter St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 28 to 30. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or the infection was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise of the need for self-isolation and the impacted cohort is transitioning to remote learning. 

• Earl Grey School at 340 Cockburn St. N. in Winnipeg on Sept. 29 to 30 and Oct. 7. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or the infection was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise of the need for self-isolation and the impacted cohort is transitioning to remote learning. 

     

    The public is also being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

• Edge Lounge and Night Club, located inside the Frantz Motor Inn at 1000 Main St. in Steinbach, on Oct. 4 from 2 to 6 p.m.; and

• Riding Mountain Village Canada Post Outlet in The No. 5 Store at 21 PTH 5 in Riding Mountain, on Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 and 6 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. 

     

    With Thanksgiving this weekend, public health is providing guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

     

    Due to the long weekend, the regularly scheduled Monday in-person update will move to Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bulletins will continue to be posted every day.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are posted online and updated weekly. For more information, go to Cross-Departmental Reports at 


www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.


October  7, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #212


    Public health officials advise the 25th, 26th and 27th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a female in her 90s from Winnipeg linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place, a male in his 70s from Winnipeg and a male is his 60s from the Stonewall district in Interlake–Eastern health region linked to a communal living community. These cases were previously announced. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.4 per cent and 32 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,278.

     

    Today’s data shows:

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; and

• 22 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 803 active cases and 1,448 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 25 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 27. 

     

    Laboratory testing numbers show 2,395 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 197,988. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Public health officials are advising about additional possible exposures at the following schools: 

• École Charleswood School at 505 Oakdale Dr. in Winnipeg on Sept. 24 to 25 and Sept. 28 to 30. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that a case was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise self-isolation and the impacted cohort is transitioning to remote learning. 

• St John’s Ravenscourt at 400 South Dr. in Winnipeg on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2 and 6. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that a case was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise self-isolation and one class will self monitor.

     

    A COVID-19 cluster has been identified at the Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts in Winnipeg. The site is moving to Restricted (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    Public health officials have declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at the Hillcrest Place personal care home in Brandon. The site has returned to the Caution (yellow) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    After consultation with the restaurant and food industry, public health is implementing several orders for licensed premises in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. They include reduced service hours for liquor and operation, and require the premise to obtain contact information of patrons in groups of 10. The orders will go into force today at 6 p.m. For more information visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#licensedpremises.

     

    The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores. For more information, visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html.  

     

    Beginning today, the requirement for non-medical masks in all Manitoba health facilities will extend to doctors’ offices and community service providers affiliated with Manitoba’s health regions. Anyone seeking treatment in, or visiting, a public health-care setting will be required to bring and wear a non-medical mask. Accommodations do exist for those who are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons. 

     

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, public health is providing guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

     

    Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

     

    The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    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.


October  6, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #211

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the 24th death due to COVID-19 has been reported, a female in her 70s from the Whitemud district in Prairie Mountain Health region. This was a previously announced case linked to an outbreak in a communal living community. 

    

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.4 per cent and 56 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. One previously announced case has been removed from the case totals, bringing the net number of new cases today to 55 and the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,246.

    

   Today’s data shows:

   • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

   • 22 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • 31 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 781 active cases and 1,441 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

   • there are 28 people in hospital and seven people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 24. 

    

   Laboratory testing numbers show 1,904 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 195,595. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Public health officials are advised about additional possible exposures at the following schools: 

   • Andrew Mynarski VC at 1111 Machray Ave., in Winnipeg on Sept. 28 and 29. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that a case was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise self-isolation and one cohort will self monitor.

   • Dufferin School at 545 Alexander Ave., in Winnipeg on Sept. 28 and 29. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that a case was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise self-isolation and one class will self monitor.

    

   The public is also being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

   • Mahihkan Bus Lines Oct. 1 from Winnipeg northbound at 11 a.m.to Portage la Prairie, Dauphin, Swan River, Mafeking and The Pas.

   • Tim Horton’s in Beausejour on Sept. 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. and Sept. 29 from 2 to 9 p.m. Risk to the public is considered low.

    

   People who attended any of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing.

    

   After consultation with the restaurant and food industry, public health is implementing several orders for licensed premises in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. They include reduced service hours for liquor and operation, and require the premise to obtain contact information of patrons in groups of 10. The orders will go into force tomorrow at 6 p.m. For more information, visit: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#licensedpremises.

    

   The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores. For more information, visit: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html.

    

   Manitobans are encouraged to continue seeking care for their medical needs including routine appointments and immunizations. Beginning tomorrow, the requirement for non-medical masks in all Manitoba health facilities will extend to doctors’ offices and community service providers affiliated with Manitoba’s health regions. Anyone seeking treatment in, or visiting, a public health-care setting will be required to bring and wear a non-medical mask. Accommodations do exist for those who are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons. 

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick.

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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.


October  5, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #210

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.4 per cent and 51 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,191.

    

   Today’s data shows:

   • one case in the Northern health region;

   • three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

   • 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • 35 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 739 active cases and 1,429 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

   • there are 23 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 23. 

    

   Laboratory testing numbers show 2,313 tests were completed Friday, 2,070 tests were completed Saturday and 1,235 tests were completed Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 194,698. Solutions to specimen collection site wait times continues to be examined. 

    

   Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Public health officials are advised about additional possible exposures at the following schools: 

   • IQRA School at 404 Web Pl. in Winnipeg on Sept. 22, 23, 25 and 28. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence of in-school transmission or that a case was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advise self-isolation, and one cohort has been moved to remote learning.

   • Stonewall Collegiate at 297 Fifth St. W. in Stonewall on Sept. 28 and 29. Based on the public health investigation, there is no evidence that a case was acquired in school. Public health is reaching out to close contacts to advice self-isolation.

   • College Louis-Riel at 585 St Jean Baptiste St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 28. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at school.

    

   The public is also being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

   • Chaise Corydon at 691 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg at a private gathering on Sept. 26 from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the second level lounge area with bar and side patio.

    

   People who attended any of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing.

    

   After consultation with the restaurant and food industry, public health is implementing the following orders on Wednesday, Oct. 7 for licensed premises: 

   • No sale or service of liquor may take place in licensed premises between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.

   • The operator of the licensed premises must ensure that all members of the public vacate the licensed premises by 11 p.m.

   • Licensed premises must be closed for dine-in services between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

   • Staff must obtain contact information in writing from at least one person in each party attending the licensed premises and the licensee must retain this information for 21 days, after which it must be destroyed.

   • The order does not prevent food from being sold from licensed premises after 11 p.m. for delivery or take-out.

   • These orders impact the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region currently under orange and do not apply to liquor retail. 

   • Additional information can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#licensedpremises.

    

   The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores. For more information, visit:

   www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html. 

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick.

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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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October  4, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #209

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the 23rd death related to COVID-19 has been reported in a previously announced case from the Winnipeg health region, a male in his 50s.

    

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 36 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. Four previously announced cases have been removed from the case totals, bringing the net number of new cases today to 32 and the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,140.

    

   The data shows:

   • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • five in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

   • 23 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 696 active cases and 1,421 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;

   • there are 20 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 23. 

    

   Laboratory testing numbers show 2,103 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 192,164. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   In partnership with the chief and council from Little Grand Rapids First Nation, provincial public health officials are advising that multiple individuals in the community have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending events at the recreation centre in Little Grand Rapids First Nation from Sept. 24 to 27. People from other First Nations communities were also present. If you attended events at the recreation centre in Little Grand Rapids on those dates, contact the nursing station or health centre in your community.

    

   Provincial public health officials are working with the community and other partners to address the situation. The community has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The chief and council have directed that public gatherings are not permitted, and community residents are required to stay at home. People should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies. People who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work. Non-medical masks must be worn outside the home.

    

   The public is being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

   • Hooters Restaurant at 1501 St. Matthews Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 24 from 4 to 11 p.m.;

   • 1600-2300 Bourbon Street Billiards at 241 Vaughan St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; 

   • Earls Polo Park at 1455 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 25 from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.;

   • Montana’s Polo Park at 665 Empress St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 25 from 9 to 10 p.m.; and 

   • Crspy Bnch on 806 Sargent Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. until noon.

    

   People who attended any of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing.

    

   Public health officials also advised of a possible airline exposure on Air Canada flight 296 (affected rows 27 to 31) from Vancouver to Winnipeg on Sept. 27. Individuals in the affected rows on this flight are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on this flight, but not in the affected rows, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

    

   The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores. For more information, visit:

   www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html.  

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick.

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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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October  3, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #208

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the 22nd death related to COVID-19 has been reported in the Winnipeg health region. The individual was a female in her 80s and a previously announced case connected to the Parkview Place personal care home outbreak. 

    

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5 per cent and 38 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. Two previously announced cases have been removed from the case totals, bringing the net number of new cases today to 36 and the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,108.  

    

   The data shows:

   • two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 

   • three in the Interlake–Eastern health region; and

   • 33 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 677 active cases and 1,409 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 22. 

    

   Due to technical issues, hospitalization and ICU data is not available today. It will be updated when available. 

    

   Laboratory testing numbers show 1,963 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 190,061. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

    

   With Thanksgiving around the corner, public health is providing guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

    

   The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores.  For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html. 

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick. 

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough. 

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders. 

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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.

    


October  2, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #207

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the 21st death related to COVID-19 has been reported in the Winnipeg health region. The individual was a male in his 70s and a previously announced case connected to Parkview Place. 

    

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent and 43 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 2,072. 

    

   The data shows:

   • seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 

   • six in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

   • one cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • 29 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 652 active cases and 1,399 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 18 people in hospital and seven people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 21. 

    

   Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,454 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 188,098. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Carberry Personal Care Home in Carberry. The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

    

   Public health officials also advised the following school and daycare centres about possible exposures: 

   • Hugh John Macdonald School in Winnipeg on Sept 28:  based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection is not believed to have been acquired at the school.

   • Lindenwood Childcare Centre in Winnipeg from Sept. 23 to 25 and Sept. 28 to 29:  the cohort is self-isolating and based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection is not believed to have been acquired at the centre.

   • Les enfants précieux child-care centre in Winnipeg of additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 present in the daycare since Sept. 18:  based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection is not believed to have been acquired at the school or at the child-care centre. 

    

   In addition, the public is being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

   • Bar Red Sea, 268 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept 19 from midnight to 3:30 a.m.;

   • CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 19 with visits to Foot Locker in the late morning and Famous Wok at lunchtime; and

   • Boston Pizza, D24-1450 Main St. in Dauphin on Sept. 13 from approximately 3:30 to 6 p.m.

    

   People who attended any of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing. 

    

   Public health officials also advised the following airline exposures: 

   • Sept. 21 – West Jet flight 147 from Winnipeg to Edmonton, rows four to 10. 

    

   Individuals in the affected seats on this flight are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on this flight, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

    

   Public health officials have declared the COVID-19 outbreaks over at the Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon. The site has returned to the Caution (yellow) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

    

   With Thanksgiving around the corner, public health is providing guidelines for how to enjoy fall holidays and celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#holidays.

    

   The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone. It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores.  For more information, visit: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html.     

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick. 

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough. 

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders. 

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.     

       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.

    


October  1, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #206

 

                       

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.1 per cent and 36 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 2,029. 

    

   The data shows:

   • four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 

   • two in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

   • two cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • 28 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 621 active cases and 1,388 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 15 people in hospital and seven people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 20. 

    

   Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,803 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 186,668. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Public health officials have advised the following school about possible exposures:

   • Carberry Collegiate in Carberry: a second case was at the school on Monday, Sept. 21. No close contacts have been identified and the infection was not acquired at school. 

    

   In addition, the public is being advised of possible exposures at:

   • Subway, 200 First Ave., Carberry on Sept. 26 from approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    

   The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents and provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once the app is downloaded to a smartphone.  It is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app stores.  For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/covidalert.html.

    

   Manitobans are encouraged to continue seeking care for their medical needs including routine appointments and immunizations.  Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7 the requirement for non-medical masks in all Manitoba health facilities will extend to doctors’ offices and community service providers affiliated with Manitoba’s health regions. Anyone seeking treatment in or visiting a public health-care setting will be required to bring and wear a non-medical mask. Accommodations do exist for those who are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons. 

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • Stay home if you are sick. 

   • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough. 

   • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

   • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders. 

    

   Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials. 

    

   The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

    

   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.