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COVID-19 BULLETINS   virus


Link to Government of Manitoba website    www.manitoba.ca/covid19


September 28, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #203

 

                       

    

   Public health officials are reporting an additional death related to COVID-19, a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region. This brings the total number of deaths to 20. 

    

   The data shows:

   • seven cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • seven cases in the Northern health region;

   • three cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • 22 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 618 active cases and 1,281 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 13 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 2,647 tests were completed on Friday, 2,196 tests were completed on Saturday and 1,596 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 180,750. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Manitoba's public health officials have elevated the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective today, with new measures being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the City of Winnipeg and several communities and rural municipalities outside Winnipeg. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. All private and public gatherings are restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. 

    

   Public health officials have advised the following school about possible exposures:

   • St. Maurice School in Winnipeg on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18: a second confirmed case of COVID-19 was at the school on these dates when the individual may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this case is not linked to the first case reported at the school, the infection was not acquired at school and the exposure was assessed to be low risk.

    

   In addition, the public is being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

   • Denny’s, 4100 Portage Ave., Winnipeg – Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and

   • XXI Lounge, 1011 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg – Sept. 18 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sept. 19 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    

   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.


September 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #202


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 51 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,880. 

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• eight cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• two cases in the Northern health region;

• four cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 36 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 589 active cases and 1,272 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 13 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

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

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 2,200 tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 178,067. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Manitoba's public health officials will be elevating the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective Sept. 28, with new measures being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the City of Winnipeg and several communities and rural municipalities outside Winnipeg. Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. All private and public gatherings will be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. 

     

    As part of its response to COVID-19, Manitoba Families is beginning to distribute reusable masks to its clients. This will include two reusable masks for every adult in the household and for children aged five to nine. Older children are receiving their masks through their school or child-care provider. In total, more than 227,000 reusable masks will be distributed across the province in the coming weeks, beginning in Winnipeg.

     

    Public health officials have advised the following schools about possible exposures:

• École Précieux-Sang in Winnipeg on Sept. 18:  based on the public health investigation, the exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection was not acquired at school.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• People must stay home if sick. 

• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.

     


September 26, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #201

 

                       

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent and 65 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,829. 

    

   The data shows:

   • three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • three cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • 56 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 545 active cases and 1,265 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 12 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

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

    

   Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 2,234 tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 175,867. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Manitoba's public health officials will be elevating the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective Sept. 28, with new measures being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the City of Winnipeg and several communities and rural municipalities outside Winnipeg. Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. All private and public gatherings will be restricted to 10 people both indoors and outdoors. 

    

   A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

    

   Public health officials have advised the following schools about possible exposures:

   • St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg on Sept. 14 and Sept. 16:  based on the public health investigations, the exposure was assessed to be extremely low risk and the infection was not acquired at school;

   • R.J. Waugh Elementary School in Carberry on Sept. 21:  a positive COVID-19 case on a bus; 

   • Carberry Collegiate in Carberry on Sept. 21:  one grade is being transitioned to remote learning as of Sept. 28 for up to 14 days; and

   • John W. Gunn Middle School in Winnipeg from September 16 to 18:  based on the public health investigations, the exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection was not acquired at school.

    

   In addition, the public is being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

   • Joey's Polo Park, 653 St. James St., Winnipeg – Sept. 16 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.;

   • The Local Public Eatery, 274 Garry St., Winnipeg – Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.;

   • Bar Italia, 737 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg – Sept. 16 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.;

   • Del Rios Restaurant, 644 Main St., Winkler – Sept. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.;

   • P. F. Chang’s Restaurant, 865 St. James St., Winnipeg – Sept. 12 from  5 to 10. p.m., Sept. 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

   • People must stay home if sick. 

   • Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

   • If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

   • Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

    

   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.


September 25, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #200


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.6 per cent and 53 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,764. 

     

    However, a previously announced case from the Winnipeg health region was removed from the case totals pending further case investigation, bring the net new cases identified since yesterday to 53.

     

    The data shows:

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• two cases in the Northern health region;

• four cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 44 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 487 active cases and 1,258 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 13 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

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

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,607 tests were completed on Wednesday and 2,354 tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 173,999. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Manitoba's public health officials will be elevating the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective Sept. 28, with new measures being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

     

    This includes the:

• City of Winnipeg; 

• City of Selkirk; 

• Town of Stonewall; 

• Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier; 

• RM of Headingley; 

• RM of Macdonald; 

• RM of Ritchot; 

• RM of Rockwood; 

• RM of Rosser;

• RM of Springfield; 

• RM of St. Andrews; 

• RM of St. Clements; 

• RM of St. François Xavier;

• RM of Taché;

• RM of West St. Paul;

• RM of East St. Paul;

• Town of Niverville; and 

• Village of Dunnottar.

     

    As of Monday, Sept. 28, masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. Gatherings will also be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. 

     

    These restrictions will remain in place for a minimum of four weeks (two incubation periods of the virus). Further direction or additional restrictions may be put in place by public health at any time. All other existing orders and rules for schools, child care, retail, museums, theatres and casinos will remain the same for the time being. 

     

    In addition to these measures, government and public health officials are consulting with the restaurant industry as well as bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, microbreweries and distilleries on steps that could be implemented to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Additional measures may be put in place following these consultations.

     

    Public health officials have advised River East Collegiate in Winnipeg of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 18. Based on the public health investigations, the exposure was assessed to be low risk. The infection was not acquired at school.

     

    In addition, public health officials have declared the COVID-19 outbreaks over at Fred Douglas Lodge and Concordia Place personal care homes. The site have returned to the Caution (yellow) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

• People must stay home if sick. 

• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.


September 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #199


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5 per cent and 37 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,711. 

     

    Public health officials are also reporting one death today, a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place personal care home. This brings the total number of deaths to 19.

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• four cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 30 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 449 active cases and 1,243 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 11 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

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

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,616 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 171,661. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Manitoba public health officials have advised Grant Park High School in Winnipeg of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 15, 16 and 17. Based on the public health investigations, the exposure was assessed to be low risk. The infection was not acquired at school.

     

    In addition, the Carberry Plains Health Centre has reopened, and has been moved to Caution (yellow) from Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• People must stay home if sick. 

• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.

     

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September 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #198


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 42 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,674. 

     

    The data shows:

• three case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

• one case in Northern health region; 

• six cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 30 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 418 active cases and 1,238 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 11 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,703 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 170,045. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Manitoba public health officials have advised: 

• Gladstone Elementary School of a confirmed case in the school on Sept. 8 to 10, and 14;

• St. Maurice School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 17 and 18; and

• Emerson School was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 16 and 17.

     

    Based on the public health investigations, these exposures were assessed to be low risk. The infections were not acquired at school.

     

    Public health is also advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times: 

• Earls St. Vital at 1215 St. Mary’s Rd. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.;

• The Local Public Eatery at 274 Garry St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 and 16;

• Wee Johnny’s Irish Pub at 177 McDermot Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for trivia night; and

• Leopold’s Tavern at 414 Academy Rd. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. 

     

    People who attended one of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing. 

     

    In addition, the outbreak at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home has been declared over. The site has been moved from Critical (red) to Caution (yellow) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• People must stay home if sick. 

• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.

     


September 22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #197


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 24 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,632. 

     

    The data shows:

• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

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

• 20 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 380 active cases and 1,234 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

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

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,205 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 167,203.

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. As of today, there are 20 confirmed cases associated with the John Pritchard School cluster, however, investigations continue. 

     

    Public health officials have advised Collège Louis-Riel of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 14. The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. Upon learning of this information, the school facility immediately closed off areas used by the infected person and did not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfection occurred.  

     

    Close contacts have been identified and are self-isolating. No one else is required to self-isolate from this exposure at this time and the school remains open. The infection was not acquired at school. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. 

     

    Case investigations indicate two previously identified cases are linked to Maplewood Manor in Southern Health–Santé Sud. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing. 

     

    While the risk is assessed to be low, Maplewood Manor has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. The assisted living facility has put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. The facility has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Public health is advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times: 

• the lounge at The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, 115 Garry St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 6 to 11:45 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 3:45 to 8:30 p.m.;

• Winnipeg Transit, route #47 on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 from Mayfair Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Way at approximately 11:32 a.m. to Kildaire Avenue West and Kooteney Crescent at 12:10 p.m.; and

• Winnipeg Transit, route #47 on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 from Plessis Road and Rosseau Avenue at approximately 9:45 p.m. to Mayfair Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Way at 10:20 p.m.

     

    The Manitoba government is contracting with Dynacare to open and operate several COVID-19 specimen collection sites in the province. Initially, it will provide an additional 1,400 tests a day, with the ability to increase to 2,600 more. The company is beginning to recruit staff to open a mobile collection site as early as Sept. 28 in Winnipeg. In addition, drive-thru sites will be opened in Winnipeg, Brandon, Winkler, Portage and Dauphin in the coming weeks. Additional information will be available as sites open.

     

    The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

• People must stay home if sick. 

• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.

     


September 21, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #196


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 22 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,608. 

     

    Public health officials are also reporting two deaths today, a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and a female in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region.  This brings the total number of deaths to 18.

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 16 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 363 active cases and 1,227 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 8 people in hospital and two people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18. 

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,626 tests were completed on Friday, 1,425 tests were completed on Saturday and 1,116 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 166,998. 

     

    Public health officials have sent a letter to parents about a possible exposure to COVID-19 at Collège Garden City Collegiate on Monday, Sept. 14, Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 16. The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts in the classrooms have been identified at Garden City Collegiate. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure. The school will remain open to students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the low risk and lack of close contacts.

     

    Public health officials have sent a letter to parents about a possible exposure to COVID-19 in the school portable at Meadows School in Brandon on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 16. The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. This case was not acquired at school. Public health has recommended that all students and staff in the same room as the case be identified as close contacts and advised to self-isolate. This class has been transitioned to remote learning as of today. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person.

     

    Public health is also advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times: 

• Planet Fitness at 783 Leila Ave. in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 3 to 4 p.m.;

• 7 Arabian Dreams at 775 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg on Friday, Sept. 18 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 12:45 to 1 a.m.; and

• Winnipeg Transit, route #14 on Sept. 15 from Ellice Avenue and Spence Street at 11:10 a.m. to St. Mary Avenue at 11:30 a.m.

     

    There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg, with many cases having large numbers of close contacts. Recent success in the Prairie Mountain Health region shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

     

    People must stay home if sick. Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.


September 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #195


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.9 per cent and 29 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. 

     

    However, a case previously reported on Sept. 19 was removed from the case totals. This means the total net new cases today is 28, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,586. 

     

    The data shows:

• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 23 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 354 active cases and 1,216 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 11 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,216 on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 164,177. 

     

    Public health officials have sent a letter to parents about a possible exposure to COVID-19 at the Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre Preschool at 505 Chalmers Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 14 in the morning and afternoon. Based on the public health investigation, close contacts have been identified and contacted directly with public health officials with advice to self-isolate (quarantine). 

     

    The centre is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. The centre has closed off areas used by the infected person and will not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfection have occurred. The centre will remain open to all other children and staff, who can continue to attend the centre in person.

     

    Public Health is also advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times listed below. 

• Café La Scala at 725 Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Public health officials advise the restaurant has been closed while case investigations are underway.

• The Local Public Eatery at 274 Garry St. in Winnipeg on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12. The restaurant had been closed while public health investigations were underway, but has since reopened.

• XXI Lounge at 1011 Pembina Hwy. in Winnipeg on Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The site had been closed while public health investigations were underway, but has since reopened.

• Winnipeg Transit, John Pritchard School Route S412 on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15 from Headmaster/Mildred to John Pritchard School from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. and from John Pritchard School to Headmaster/Mildred from approximately 3 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

     

    There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg, with many cases having large numbers of close contacts. Recent success in the Prairie Mountain Health region shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

     

    People must stay home if sick. Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

     

    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.

     


September 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #194


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.6 per cent and 18 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,558. 

     

    The data shows:

• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 13 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 331 active cases and 1,211 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

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

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,488 on Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 162,961. 

     

    A letter to parents has been sent to parents about a possible exposure to COVID-19 at Gordon Bell High School at 3 Borrowman Pl. in Winnipeg on Sept. 17 in the morning and afternoon. Based on the Public Health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at Gordon Bell. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure. The infection was not acquired at school.

     

    The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. The school has closed off areas used by the infected person and will not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfection have occurred.

     

    There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg. Recent success in the Prairie Mountain Health region shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

     

    People must stay home if sick, wash/sanitize their hands, cover their cough and physically distance when they are with people outside their household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. Be sure to avoid closed-in or crowded spaces, and close contact with those outside your household. 

     

    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

     


September 18, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #193

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 40 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,540. 

    

   The data shows:

   • four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • four cases in Interlake–Eastern region;

   • three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • 29 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 325 active cases and 1,199 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 11 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 

    

   Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,358 on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 161,473. 

    

   There has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg. Recent success in Prairie Mountain Health shows that focusing on the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents and visitors to Winnipeg focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

    

   As the weekend begins, it is imperative to stay home if you are sick, wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. Be sure to avoid closed-in or crowded spaces, and close contact with those outside your household. 

    

   Starting today, Donwood Group Elderly Persons Housing will be lowered to the COVID-19 Caution (Yellow) level according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. This is in response to an improved situation at the facility. Visitor restrictions have been removed. 

    

   The public is reminded that wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory when entering Prairie Mountain Health region health-care facilities. Public health officials continue to monitor all the regions with increased cases closely to determine if additional restrictions are necessary. 

    

   Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.


September 17, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #192

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,500. 

    

   The data shows:

   • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • eight cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 293 active cases and 1,191 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

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

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 

    

   Preliminary investigation indicates that none of today’s Winnipeg cases are linked to John Pritchard School. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,403 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 160,109. As testing site locations may change in response to changes in testing volumes, Manitobans are reminded to refer to the list of current testing sites and hours of operation before leaving home. Information can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

    

   Starting Friday, Sept. 18, the Prairie Mountain Health region will be lowered to the COVID-19 caution level (yellow), according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. This is in response to an improved situation in the region. 

    

   Masks are strongly recommended but not required and public gatherings will be limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Public health officials continue to monitor all the regions with increased cases closely to determine if additional restrictions are necessary.

    

   Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. 

    

   If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. Wearing a reusable non-medical mask does not protect the person wearing the mask, but may help protect the people around them. For a mask to be effective, it must be worn properly or it will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. Helpful guidance on wearing a mask can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#collapse3.

    

   Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.

    


September 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #191


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.5 per cent and 23 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,489. 

     

    The data shows:

• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• one case in the Northern health region; and

• 20 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 283 active cases and 1,190 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

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

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16. 

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate the two Interlake—Eastern cases are close contracts of a known case. Northern and Winnipeg case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,266 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 158,706. As testing site locations may change in response to changes in testing volumes, Manitobans are reminded to refer to the list of current testing sites and hours of operation before leaving home. Information can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

     

    Public Health has advised John Pritchard School of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the school. This brings the total number of cases to seven. The school was advised by Public Health the following grades/cohorts transition to remote learning today, Sept. 16:  Grade 4/5 split, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 and Henderson Early Learning Centre (before and after school program). All other grade/cohorts remain at the school for in-class learning. 

     

    The school community has been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas was completed. The public health investigation continues to determine virus transmission. Any close contacts connected to the cases have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. John Pritchard School has moved to Restricted (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, given the number cases and contacts involved. 

     

    Public Health is advising of possible public health exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg related to a previously announced case:

• on Sept. 5: 

            - Tavern United, 1405 St. Matthew Ave.;

            - U Putz, 423 McPhillips St.,;

            - McPhillips Street Station, 484 McPhillips St.; and

            - Hampton Inn by Hilton Winnipeg, Airport/Polo Park, 730 Berry St. 

• on Sept 6., 

            - CF Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave. 

     

    Times are listed online at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#exposure.

     

    Public Health is advising of a possible exposure at Parkview Place Long Term Care Home located at 440 Edmonton St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 11 and 12 involving a health-care worker at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority care home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Investigation is ongoing. 

     

    While the risk is assessed to be low, Parkview Place has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution and put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. The facility has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Public Health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.

     


September 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #190


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 17 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,466. 

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• one case in Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 13 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 269 active cases and 1,181 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 12 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    One case identified today is a health-care worker connected to the outbreak at Bethesda Place. There are now 14 cases – eight staff and six residents. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,447 on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 157,440. As testing sites respond to testing volumes, some sites that were previously open are now closed. The up-to-date list of open testing sites and hours of operation can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

     

    Public health is advising the following possible exposures: 

  •         St. Aidan’s Christian School located at 400 Hargrave St. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11. The individual was asymptomatic and followed all public health measures that were put in place at the school. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school community has been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution. Any close contacts connected to the case have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the limited number of contacts identified. 
  •         Actionmarguerite located at 185 Despins St. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 involving a health-care worker at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority care home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Investigation is ongoing. While the risk is assessed to be low, Actionmarguerite has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution and put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. The facility has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Case investigations indicate a previously identified case in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is linked to the Health and Transition Services unit at St. Amant’s 440 River Rd. location in Winnipeg. Information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and case investigations are continuing. While the risk is assessed to be low, the site has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. The location has also put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff. St. Amant has moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.


September 14, 2020                 

COVID-19  BULLETIN #189


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,449. 

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

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

• 17 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    Following detailed public health investigations, one case announced on Sunday has been reassigned to the Winnipeg health region from the Northern health region. This change is reflected in the data posted online. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 257 active cases and 1,176 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 12 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,514 were complete Friday, 1,433 were completed Saturday and 1,049 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 155,803.

     

    Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Beaverlodge School at 6691 Rannock Ave. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 (morning and afternoon). The individual was asymptomatic and followed all public health measures that were put in place at the school. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school community and the cohort have been notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.

     

    Any close contacts connected to the case have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the limited number of contacts identified. 

      

    Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.


September 13, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #188


    Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute at 720 Alverstone St. in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the morning and Thursday Sept. 10 in the afternoon. The individual attended school while asymptomatic. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school and cohort are being notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.

     

    The risk is deemed low as physical distancing was maintained while at school and a mask was worn. There are no close contacts connected to the case and public health officials have not advised anyone to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the low risk and lack of close contacts.

     

    Public health officials are also advising of a possible exposure at John Pritchard School at 1490 Henderson Hwy. in Winnipeg on Sept. 8, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 in both the morning and the afternoon on each day. The individual attended school while asymptomatic. The public health investigation indicates that the infection was not acquired at school. The school and cohort are being notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.

     

    The risk is deemed low as physical distancing was maintained while at school and a mask was worn. There are no close contacts connected to the case and public health officials have not advised anyone to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the low risk and lack of close contacts.

     

    Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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.


September 13, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #187


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.1 per cent and 18 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,428. 

     

    The data shows:

• two cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• one case in the Northern health region;

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 11 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 239 active cases and 1,173 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

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

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,525 tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 154,756.

     

    Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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.


September 12, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #186


        Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 17 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today bringing the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,410.

        The data shows:

  •             five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
  •             two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  •             two case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
  •             eight cases in the Winnipeg health region.

        The data also shows:

  •             238 active cases and 1,156 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
  •             there are 13 people in hospital and four people in intensive care; and
  •             the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

        Of the 17 new cases, eight are close contacts of a known case.Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

        Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,424 tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 153,231.

        Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Ecole New Era School at 527 Louise Ave. in Brandon on Friday, Sept. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The individual attended school for a limited time while asymptomatic. The public health investigation indicates that transmission was not acquired at school. The school and cohort are being notified. Additional cleaning of high-touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.

        The risk is deemed low as physical distancing was maintained while at school and a mask was worn. There are no close contacts connected to the case and public health officials have not advised anyone to self-isolate. Others who were at the site not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the low risk and lack of close contacts.

    Previously announced positive cases include a health-care worker and an out-patient at the Carberry Health Centre. Several staff have been identified as close contacts, and are required to self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms. Due to these staffing issues, the site was closed to acute and emergency care late in the day on Friday, Sept. 11. It is expected the closures will continue until Wednesday, Sept. 23. Plans are for the site to reopen on Thursday, Sept. 24.

    Current patients have been transferred to other sites in the region and the region is providing information to community members about other options for care during the closure. At this time, there have been no exposures linked to the personal care home in community. The site is now listed on the Pandemic Response System as Critical (Red).

    Public health officials are advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 on several different dates and locations. The exposure risk is low, but those who were at these locations on these dates and times are asked to monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.  

  •         Winnipeg Transit routes 11 and 14 on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. from approximately 8 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. on each day;
  •         Sept. 5 between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. and Sept. 6 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. at the Ibex Restaurant at 626 Sargent Ave. in Winnipeg;
  •         Sept. 6 at the Smitty’s Restaurant at 1017 St. James St. in Winnipeg, between 10 and 11 a.m.

    Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask.

    Unless recommended by public health, 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.


September 11, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #185


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,393.

The data shows:
• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• three cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• eight cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 287 active cases and 1,090 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 12 people in hospital and four people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,457 tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 151,807.

The Keystone Center Specimen Collection Site in Brandon will close permanently after Sept. 12. Those seeking testing are advised to visit the Brandon Town Center site. For all testing site locations visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

Winnipeg community area data is now available at Manitoba.ca/COVID19. The city is divided into 12 community areas and, like the health districts, data regarding active and recovered cases, deaths and total cases is available. This information serves to inform the public and guide decision-making.

Public health officials are advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 that may have occurred on Sept. 1 at the GRMC Vision Centre, 20-144 6th St., Brandon, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. The exposure risk is low, but those who visited this location at this time are asked to monitor for symptoms.

Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you’re sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physically distance, wear a mask.

Unless recommended by public health, 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.


September 10, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #184


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.2 per cent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case was removed as it was determined to be from out of province and a second case was removed due to duplication. This brings the total net new cases today to 13 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,378. 

     

    The data shows:

• two cases in Interlake–Eastern Health region;

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• two case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• nine cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 360 active cases and 1,002 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 11 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate that several of today’s cases are close contacts of known cases. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,173 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 150,350.

     

    Wearing a non-medical mask became mandatory for children aged nine and older attending child-care facilities, including home-based child care, as of Sept. 8.  Child-care providers are also required to wear masks. More information and guidance for the early learning and child-care sector is available at www.gov.mb.ca/fs/covid-circulars.html

     

    Public health officials are advising of two potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred:

• Sept. 1 to 3 at Lilac Resort (Trans-Canada Highway, Ste. Anne); and 

• Sept. 5, Air Canada flight AC 295 departing from Winnipeg to Vancouver (rows 19 to 25).

     

    The risk is low and times of exposures are listed at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

     

    Individuals in the affected seats on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    The Keystone Centre Specimen Collection Site in Brandon will close permanently after Sept. 12. Those seeking testing are advised to visit the Brandon Town Centre site. For all testing site locations visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html

     

    As students, teachers and staff return to school this week, public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.

     


September  9, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #183

 

                       

   Public health officials are advising that a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended Churchill High School, located at 510 Hay St. in Winnipeg, and used Winnipeg Transit on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

    

   The student, in Grade 7, Room 20, was a case identified earlier today in Bulletin #182 and attended school for a limited time while asymptomatic. The school and cohort are being notified, and cleaning protocols have commenced out of an abundance of caution. 

    

   The risk is deemed low as physical distancing was maintained while at school and a mask was worn on the bus and in school the entire time. There are no close contacts connected to the case and Public Health has not advised anyone to self-isolate. Others who were at the sites on Monday do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. 

    

   Times of exposures and the bus route are listed online and can be found at: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

    

   The Public Health investigation indicates that transmission was not acquired at school. 

    

   Public Health does not advise individuals go for asymptomatic testing. If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing. 

    

   If you are waiting for test results, it is important to self-isolate until you receive your results. Information on self-isolation can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/covid/factsheet-isolation-selfmonitoring-recoveringhome.pdf.

    

   The site is not being elevated according to the Pandemic Response System given the low risk and lack of close contacts. 

    

   Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

    


September  9, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #182

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 16 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,365.

    

   The data shows:

   • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

   • 14 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 404 active cases and 945 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 12 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

    

   Preliminary investigations indicate that several of today’s Winnipeg cases are close contacts of known cases and are not linked to any current outbreaks. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 653 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 149,188.

    

   Public Health is advising of a possible exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Sept 2. to 5 at the Tim Horton’s located at 3296 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg. Times of exposures are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

    

   The Keystone Centre Specimen Collection Site in Brandon will close permanently after Sept. 12. Those seeking testing are advised to visit the Brandon Town Centre site. For all testing site locations visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html.

    

   As students, teachers and staff return to school this week, public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

    

   Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.


September  8, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #181


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    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,349.

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

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

• eight cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 393 active cases and 940 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 13 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,219 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 148,537.

     

    As students, teachers and staff return to school this week, public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you are sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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.


September  7, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #180


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 15 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,338.

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• six cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• seven cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 412 active cases and 910 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

• there are 13 people in hospital and three people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show an additional 596 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 146,064.

     

    Preliminary case investigations indicate that five of the cases are related to close contacts. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Public health officials strongly encourage Manitobans to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you’re sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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.


September  6, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #179


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.2 per cent and 29 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,323.

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• one case in the Northern health region;

• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 17 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 409 active cases and 898 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, 

• there are 13 people in hospital and two people in intensive care, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Preliminary case investigations indicate that seven of the cases are related to close contacts and one is travel related. The source of infection could not be identified for four cases. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

        Case investigations indicate a previously identified case in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is linked to an assisted living facility located next to the Donwood Manor personal care home. Information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and case investigations are continuing. 

        While the risk is assessed to be low, Donwood Manor has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. The location has put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff. Donwood Manor has moved to Restricted (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,256 tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 145,468.

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. 

     

    If you choose to travel, remember to be ‘COVID-Careful’ by gassing up at home and ensuring all supplies are packed with you, so extra stops do not need to made along the way.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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.


September  5, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #178


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,294.

     

    The data shows:

• three cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 10 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 426 active cases and 852 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, 

• there are 13 people in hospital and two people in intensive care, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate that eight of the cases are related to close contacts. Investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,494 tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 144,212.

     

    Case investigations indicate a previously identified case in a health-care worker in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is linked to the Concordia Place personal care home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing. 

     

    While the risk is assessed to be low, Concordia Place has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. The location has put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. Concordia Place has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    The Manitoba government has released the Wear It Well animated video to help teach younger children on how to wear a non-medical mask and take steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19. View the video at www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/covid/index.html#public.

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID-Careful’ by gassing up at home and ensuring all supplies are packed with you, so extra stops do not need to made along the way.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.

     


September  4, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #177


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and nine new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of cases in Manitoba to 1,273.

     

    The data shows:

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• two cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• six cases in the Winnipeg Health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 422 active cases and 835 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, 

• there are 11 people in hospital and one person in intensive care, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate the two cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud are not connected to Bethesda Place. Investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,737 tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 142,718.

     

    Today, the Manitoba government released the Wear It Well animated video. This resource, for parents, teachers and early childhood educators, will help teach younger children how to wear a non-medical mask and take steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The video was produced in Manitoba with local animators. The video can be viewed at: www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/covid/index.html#public.

     

    With the increased number of cases in southern Manitoba, public health is re-implementing travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities, effective today. In addition to the orders, all travellers are asked to respect any restrictions that First Nation communities have in place, as these communities are working with the advice of public health officials to ensure the health and safety of their residents. There are exceptions for travelling directly to a campground or lodge. If you are travelling to the north, you are required to limit any stops to just the necessities outside of your camping or lodge destination. For more details visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/protection/soe.html#mb-north.

     

    Ahead of the long weekend, Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID-Careful’ by gassing up at home and ensuring all supplies are packed with you, so extra stops do not need to made along the way.

     

    Some testing site hours of operation have changed for the holiday weekend. Visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html for the most up to date information. 

     

    Due to the holiday Monday, the next news conference will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, unless otherwise indicated. 

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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. 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.


September  3, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #176


    Public health officials advise a 15th and 16th death related to COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern Health–Santé Sud region. The individuals are two females, one in her 80s and one in her 90s. Both cases are from the Steinbach health district and were previously announced cases connected to a known outbreak at Bethesda Place. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 20 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,264.

     

    The data shows:

• six cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• one case in Interlake-Eastern health region; and

• 13 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 457 active cases and 791 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, 

• there are 12 people in hospital and one person in intensive care, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate that almost half of today’s Winnipeg regional cases are close contacts to known cases. Investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,339 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 140,982.

     

    Public health advises of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred Aug. 19 to 21 at the ABC Taxi Cabs and Limousine Service at 144 12th St. in Brandon. Times of exposures are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

     

    With the increased number of cases in southern Manitoba, public health is re-implementing travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities, effective tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 4. In addition to the orders, all travellers are asked to respect any restrictions that First Nation communities have in place, as these communities are working with the advice of public health officials to ensure the health and safety of their residents. There are exceptions for travelling directly to a campground or lodge. If you are travelling to the north, you are required to limit any stops to just the necessities outside of your camping or lodge destination. Details of the orders will be posted shortly.

     

    Ahead of the long weekend, Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID-Careful’ by gassing up at home and ensuring all supplies are packed with you, so extra stops do not need to made along the way. 

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


September  2, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #175


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 13 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case previously identified on Aug. 30 was removed as it was determined to be from out of province. This brings the total net new cases today to 12 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,244.

     

    The data shows:

• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• one case in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• four cases in the Winnipeg Health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 454 active cases and 776 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, 

• hospitalization information is delayed due to a technical issue and will be updated as soon as possible,

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

     

    Investigations continue and an update on clusters and outbreaks will be provided Thursday. If a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,584 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 139,643.

     

    Case investigations indicate two previously identified cases in health-care workers in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are linked to recent outbreaks – one at Fred Douglas Lodge and one at Beacon Hill Lodge Long Term Care Home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing. 

     

    While the risk is assessed to be low, the Fred Douglas and Beacon Hill facilities have initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. Both locations have put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. Both facilities have moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    Public health advises of two potential public exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first on Aug. 21 to 23 at the Canoe Taphouse at 130 Wasagaming Dr. in Wasagaming. The second on Aug. 21 and 22 at the Buffalo Bar and Ten Restaurant at the Elkhorn Resort Spa and Conference Centre in Onanole. Times of exposures are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


September  1, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #174

 

                       

   Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 18 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,232.

    

   The data shows:

   • seven new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • two new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • nine cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 459 active cases and 759 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • hospitalization information is delayed due to a technical issue and will be updated as soon as possible;

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

    

   Preliminary investigations indicate that two cases announced today from Prairie Mountain Health are residents at the Assiniboine Centre at the Brandon regional Health Centre. This brings the total number of cases associated with the centre to three patients and two health-care workers. Additional case investigations are continuing.

    

   Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 569 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 138,060.

    

   As students prepare to return to school, masks will be required on all school buses as passengers may be in close proximity for extended periods of time with no ability to physically distance from each other. This is a change from the previous requirement which only applied to Grade 4 and above. The new rule includes drivers, students and any other passengers on the bus. 

    

   Starting today, all visitors arriving at health-care facilities are required to wear a non-medical mask. This extends to outpatients attending appointments at clinics within hospitals and health centres throughout the province. 

    

   While primary care clinics and other locations providing health services are not currently included in the mask requirement, all Manitobans are strongly encouraged to wear a non-medical mask when seeking care.

    

   Public health advises of two potential public exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first is at Warlock Tattoo, located at 2324 Park Ave. in Brandon. The second exposure is at the East Side Mario’s at 1570 18th St. in Brandon. Dates and times are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

    

   Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask.

    

   Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 31, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #173


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.1 per cent and 28 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,214.

     

    The data shows:

• two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; 

• 13 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• six new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• seven cases in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    The data also shows:

• 469 active cases and 731 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, 

• there are 11 people in hospital and one person in intensive care, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

     

    Preliminary investigations show that 14 of the cases announced today are close contacts of previously announced cases and one was related to travel. Additional case investigations are continuing.

     

    In the last seven days, public health officials have been unable to determine the source of infection for 32 cases – 16 in Prairie Mountain Health, two in Southern Health–Santé Sud and 14 in Winnipeg. Case investigations continue and are updated as more information is available. 

     

    Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,714 tests were completed on Friday, 1,992 tests were completed on Saturday and 1,708 tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 137,499.

     

    Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at the Frederickson Performance Centre, Unit F-1212 18th St. in Brandon on Aug. 17 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and Aug. 23 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear. 

     

    Case investigations indicate that of the three cases identified at the Assiniboine Centre at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, two of the individuals were health-care workers and one is a patient. At this time, it appears the patient contracted the virus at the facility. 

     

    In addition, case investigations indicate a case previously identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region is a health-care worker who works at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon. The health-care worker is a close contact of a previously identified case. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing. 

     

    While the current risks are assessed to be low, the site has initiated outbreak protocols at the facility in an abundance of caution as per provincial protocols. This means the site is putting additional measures in place at the facility to reduce further the risk to residents and staff, and is restricting visitation. The Fairview Personal Care Home is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

     

    With the increased number of cases in southern Manitoba, public health will be re-implementing travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities, effective Thursday, Sept. 3. In addition to these restrictions, all Manitobans are asked to respect any restrictions that First Nation communities have in place.

     

    In addition, a requirement for all visitors arriving at health-care facilities to wear a non-medical mask to be permitted into the site takes effect Sept. 1. It also extends to outpatients attending appointments at clinics within hospitals and health centres throughout the province. 

     

    While primary care clinics and other locations providing health services are not currently included in the mask requirement, all Manitobans are strongly encouraged to wear a non-medical mask when seeking care.

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 30, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #172


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 35 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,186.

The data shows:
• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• 12 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• five new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• 17 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 462 active cases and 710 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

Due to data system upgrades this weekend, hospitalization and intensive care unit data will not be available today. It is expected this data will be available on Monday.

Preliminary investigations show that eight of the cases announced today are close contacts of previously-announced cases. Additional case investigations are continuing.

Preliminary testing numbers show an additional 1,542 laboratory tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 134,920.

Case investigations indicate three cases previously-identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region are linked to a unit on the second floor of the Assiniboine Building of the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing.

While the risk is assessed to be low, the site has initiated outbreak protocols out of an abundance of caution. This means the second floor of the Assiniboine Building is putting additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and is restricting visitation. The second floor of the Assiniboine Building is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 29, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #171


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.6 per cent and 55 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,155.

The data shows:
• 31 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• five new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• 19 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 444 active cases and 693 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

Due to data system upgrades this weekend, hospitalization and intensive care unit data are not available today. It is expected this data will be available on Sunday.

Preliminary investigations show that 19 of the cases announced today are close contacts of previously-announced cases. Additional case investigations are continuing, and information will be updated when available.

Preliminary testing numbers show an additional 1,293 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 133,378.

Preliminary investigations indicate a case previously identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region is a health care worker from the Hillcrest Place personal care home in Brandon. The individual wore personal protective equipment and is self-isolating. Close contacts have been identified and the case investigation is continuing.

This information has been shared with families, staff and close contacts. While the risk is assessed to be low, the site has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. This means the site is putting additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and is restricting visitation at the facility. The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 28, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #170


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent and 32 new cases of the virus have been identified today as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,096.

The data shows:
• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• 18 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• six new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• seven cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• five current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 418 active cases and 664 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

Preliminary investigations show that 14 of the cases announced today are close contacts of previously-announced cases. Additional case investigations are continuing and information will be updated when available.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,252 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 132,085.

Due to data system upgrades this weekend, hospitalization and intensive care unit data will not be available on Saturday. It is expected this data will be available on Sunday.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #169


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent. The trend in the current five-day test positive rate is affected by positive results related to targeted testing in known clusters.

Twenty-two new cases of the virus have been identified today as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case previously reported on Aug. 15 was removed from the case totals. This means the total net new cases today is 21, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,064.

Public health officials are also reporting an additional death today, a female in her 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region. This case is associated with the outbreak at Bethesda Place in Steinbach. This brings the total number of deaths to 14.

The data shows:
• three new cases in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• nine new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• six new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• four cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• six current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 407 active cases and 643 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

Preliminary investigations show that seven of the cases announced today are close contacts of a previously-announced case. Additional case investigations are continuing, and updated information will be updated when available.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,429 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 130,835.

Preliminary investigations indicate that a case previously identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region is a health care worker from the Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon. The individual wore personal protective equipment and is self-isolating. Close contacts have been identified and the case investigation is continuing.

This information has been shared with the families, staff and close contacts. While no other cases have been identified as linked to this case and the risk is assessed to be low, in an abundance of caution, the site has initiated outbreak protocols.

The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. This means the site is putting additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and is restricting visitation at the facility.

Effective Aug. 28, public health orders will require Manitobans to self-isolate for 14 days if:
• they have tested positive for COVID-19; or
• they have been exposed to COVID-19 by a close contact.

Individuals will be notified by a public health official if self-isolation is required. Once notified, the person must go to their residence or an approved self-isolation location and remain there for 14 days, or until they are directed otherwise by a public health official.

Exceptions will be made for in-person appointments with health care providers. However, if an individual leaves their home, they must wear a mask, maintain physical distancing and minimize the time away from their self-isolation location.

Failure to self-isolate in accordance with public health advice is a violation of the order and is enforceable under The Public Health Act. Individuals could be subject to fines for non-compliance.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 26, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #168


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.1 per cent.  Twenty-five new cases of the virus have been identified today as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,043.

Of the 25 cases, there were:
• one in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• eight in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• seven in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• nine in the Winnipeg health region.

It is important to note that the trend in current five-day test positive rate is affected by positive results related to targeted testing in known clusters.

One of the new cases identified in Southern Health-Santé Sud is linked to the Bethesda Place personal care home outbreak. This brings the total to eight. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• eight current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 408 active cases and 622 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is thirteen.

Public health officials are advising of three potential exposures to COVID-19 that may have occurred. The first was on Aug. 18 and 19 at the GoodLife Fitness (1570-18th St.) in Brandon from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. on both days and the second was on Aug. 18 at the Coffee Culture Café and Eatery in Brandon (510-1st St.) from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. The third exposure was on Aug. 11 and Aug. 14 to 17 at the Foxtail Café (Hwy. 10 and Victor Ave.) in Wasagaming. Dates and times will be updated on the website when they are available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html.

While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,206 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 129,409.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 25, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #167

 

                       

   Public health officials advise a thirteenth death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a female in her 90s from the Steinbach health district in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region. This is a previously-announced case connected to a known outbreak at Bethesda Place.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent. Twenty-five new cases of the virus have been identified today as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,018.

Of the 25 cases, there were:
• 10 in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• nine in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• six in the Winnipeg health region.

Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• seven current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 399 active cases and 606 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is thirteen.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,428 laboratory tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 128,576.

The Portage la Prairie Drive-Thru Community Testing Site (245 Royal Rd) is moving to a new location. The site will be closed on Aug. 26 and will re-open at Portage Ave. and 5th St. SE on Aug. 27. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. To book, call 204-428-3471.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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


August 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #166


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    Public health officials advise that the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.9 per cent.  Forty-nine new cases of the virus have been identified, with 25 cases announced today as of 9:30 a.m. and 24 cases connected to Sunday, Aug. 23. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 993.

Of the 49 cases, there were:
• 35 in the Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) region;
• two in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• four in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• eight in the Winnipeg health region.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the majority of today’s PMH region cases are linked to intentional testing related to known clusters in communal living communities. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• six current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 395 active cases and 586 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is twelve.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,544 laboratory tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 127,149.

Prairie Mountain Health region has been elevated to the restricted level (orange) according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Starting today, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor places and at all indoor and outdoor public gatherings in the region. Public gatherings will also be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors.

People who do not have to wear masks include:
• a child who is under five years of age;
• a person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties or a disability, which prevents them from safely wearing a mask; and
• a person who is unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person.

Public gathering sizes, both indoors and outdoors, are limited to 10 people. This includes weddings, funerals, banquets, receptions and professional sporting activities. More than ten members of the public may attend a business or facility that is allowed to open under these orders, if public distancing measures are in place to allow people to maintain a distance of at least two metres.

A person who enters or remains in an indoor public place, including a business, retail or restaurant establishment, must wear a mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping. For a list of indoor public spaces and additional details, including the exemptions related to the public health orders, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/protection/soe.html#current

Public health officials continue to monitor all regions with increased cases closely to determine if additional restrictions are necessary.

Public health officials are advising a potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred at the Safeway Corral Centre (921 18th St. North) in Brandon on Aug. 15 (2:00 to 6:00 p.m.), Aug. 18 (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Aug. 19 (2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.). While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear.

A new community COVID-19 testing site will open at 2735 Pembina Hwy. in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The site will be open to the public on a walk-in basis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. Access Fort Garry (135 Plaza Dr.) will no longer be offering COVID-19 testing once the new site opens. Their last day of public testing will be Monday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Portage la Prairie Drive-Thru Community Testing Site (245 Royal Rd) is moving to a new location. The site will be closed on Aug. 26 and will re-open at Portage Ave. and 5th St. SE on Aug. 27. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. To book, call 204-428-3471.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #165


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    Public health officials advise that the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent.  Seventy-two new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 944.

The data shows there were:
• one new case in Northern Health Region;
• one new case in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• 45 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) region;
• 16 new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• nine cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Preliminary investigations indicate the majority of the PMH cases are linked to intentional testing related to known clusters in communal living communities. The Northern Health Region case is linked to a previously-announced case from PMH. There are seven cases related to the outbreak at Bethesda Place personal care home, a combination of staff and residents. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• seven current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 356 active cases and 576 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is twelve.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,839 laboratory tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 125,300.

Manitobans are reminded Prairie Mountain Health region has been elevated to the restricted level (orange) according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. As of Monday, Aug. 24, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor places and at all indoor and outdoor public gatherings in the region. Public gatherings will also be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. Manitobans within this region are encouraged to take these extra precautions immediately to help slow the spread of this virus. Public health officials continue to monitor the regions with increased cases closely to see if additional restrictions are necessary.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough, not sharing items, and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 22, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #164


Public health officials advise that the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent.  Forty-two new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 872.

The data shows there were:
• 24 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 16 new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• two new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• six current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 290 active cases and 570 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is twelve.

Manitobans are reminded Prairie Mountain Health region has been elevated to the restricted level (orange) according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. As of Monday, Aug. 24, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor places and at all indoor and outdoor public gatherings in the region. Public gatherings will also be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. Manitobans within this region are encouraged to take these extra precautions immediately to help slow the spread of this virus.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,849 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 124,140.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

A new community COVID-19 testing site will open at 2735 Pembina Hwy., in Winnipeg, on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The site will be open to the public on a walk-in basis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. As a result, Access Fort Garry (135 Plaza Dr.) will no longer be offering COVID-19 testing once the new site opens. Their last day of public testing will be Monday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A minor change was made this week to better link health regions investigating specific COVID-19 cases with regional case counts. This has caused a small reallocation of case counts amongst the province’s five health regions.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.  


August 21, 2020

CORRECTION

TO TODAY’S NEWS RELEASE:
PANDEMIC RESPONSE SYSTEM MOVES TO “RESTRICTED”
 FOR PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN HEALTH

The sixth paragraph should read:

As of Aug. 20, there were 235 COVID-19 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region. When considered in combination with a number of other indicators announced as part of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, public health officials believe an increased response level is required to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

(Corrects the number of cases.)

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.


August 21, 2020                 

COVID BULLETIN #163



    Public health officials advise that the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2 per cent.  Thirty-four new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 830.

The data shows there were:
• five new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 19 new cases in Southern Health-Sante Sud;
• nine new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and
• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the majority of the new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud are linked to a known cluster. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• five current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;
• 265 active cases and 553 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is twelve.

Prairie Mountain Health region remains elevated to the restricted level according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. As of Monday, Aug. 24, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor places and at all indoor and outdoor public gatherings in the region. Public gatherings will also be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors.

Testing numbers show an additional 2,331 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 122,291.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physical distance, wear a mask.

Public health officials are advising two potential exposures to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first exposure was Aug. 18, at the Canadian Tire store in Portage la Prairie, approximately from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. while the second exposure was Aug. 19 at the Olive Garden restaurant at 51 Reenders Drive in Winnipeg from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Additional details will be updated here https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html

While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear.

A new community COVID-19 testing site will open at 2735 Pembina Hwy. in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The site will be open to the public on a walk-in basis, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. As a result, Access Fort Garry (135 Plaza Dr.) will no longer be offering COVID-19 testing once the new site opens. Their last day of public testing will be Monday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A minor change was made this week to better link health regions investigating specific COVID-19 cases with regional case counts. This has caused a small reallocation of case counts among the province’s five health regions.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.


August 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #162



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    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.9 per cent. Thirty-three new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 796. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 17 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 10 new case in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• six new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 247 active cases and 537 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 12.

     

    Due to a technical issue, the current status of hospitalizations and intensive care patients is not available but will be updated in future bulletins. 

     

    The Prairie Mountain Health region will be elevated to the restricted level according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System immediately. More details are forthcoming. 

     

    Public Health officials are advising of two potential exposures to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first exposure was Aug. 8, at Manipogo Provincial Park, located off PTH 276 on Lake Manitoba. The second exposure was Aug. 8 at a Crocus Soccer field, located at 930 First St. in Brandon. Additional details will be updated here https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

     

    While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear. 

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while feeling ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering coughs and physical distancing when with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,596 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 119,210.

     

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

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.


August 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #161



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    Public health officials advise a 12th death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 60s from the Grey health district in the Southern Health–Santé Sud region. This is a previously announced case connected to a known cluster. The individual was hospitalized and in the intensive care unit.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.6 per cent. Fifteen new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 763. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 13 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• one new case in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• one new case in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate the Prairie Mountain Health regional cases are mostly related to contacts to known cases. There are cases with unknown acquisition in the region. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• six current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care;

• 223 active cases and 528 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 12.

     

    Public health officials are advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Aug. 13 and 14 (3 to 10 p.m) and Aug. 15 (3 to 7 p.m.) at the Wigwam Restaurant located at 132 Wasagaming Dr. in Wasagaming. 

     

    While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear. 

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,376 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 118,364.

     

    Unless recommended by Public Health, 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. 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.  


August 18, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #160


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Background Information 

    Public health officials advising a 10th and 11th death related to COVID-19 have been reported, both in the Southern Health–Santé Sud region – a male in his 80s from the Hanover health district and a male in his 90s from the Niverville/Ritchot health district. These are previously announced cases connected to known clusters and the individuals were hospitalized.

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent. Seventeen new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. One case was removed from the list and brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 748. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• two new cases in Interlake–Eastern Health region;

• two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• two new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 11 new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate the Winnipeg cases are mostly related to contacts that turned into cases. There are cases with unknown acquisition in the region. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• eight current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care;

• 235 active cases and 502 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 11.

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask. 

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,028 laboratory tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 116,990.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.  


August 17, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #159


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    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.78 per cent. Thirty-eight new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, four other cases have been removed from the list. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 731. 

     

    The data shows there was:

• one new case in Interlake–Eastern Health region;

• 20 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 12 new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• five new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate the majority of today’s Prairie Mountain Health and Southern Health–Santé Sud regional cases are linked to a known cluster. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• 11 current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 232 active cases and 490 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

     

    Public health officials are advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred Aug. 5 to 7 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 7-11 at 3360 Victoria St. in Brandon. While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear. 

     

    Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, consider wearing a mask. 

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,716 laboratory tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 115,963.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.

     


August 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #158


backgrounder
Background Information 

    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.47 per cent. Thirty-six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today while two previously identified cases have been removed. One previously identified case has been confirmed as an out-of-province resident while another previously identified case has been determined to not be a case. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 697. 

     

    The data shows there was:

• one new case in the Interlake–Eastern Health region;

• nine new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 21 new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• five new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate the majority of today’s Southern Health–Santé Sud regional cases are linked to a known cluster. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• nine current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 205 active cases and 483 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,669 laboratory tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 113,952.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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


August 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #157



    Public health officials advise a ninth death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 80s from the City of Portage la Prairie health district in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region. This is a previously-reported case connected to a known cluster and the individual was in the intensive care unit.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.49 per cent. Twenty new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 663.

The data shows there were:
• three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• six new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• 11 new cases in the Winnipeg region.

Preliminary investigations indicate that several of today’s Winnipeg regional cases are linked to travel or a close contact of a known case. Case investigations are ongoing and, when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• nine current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;
• 211 active cases and 443 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is nine.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,791 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 112,283.

Unless recommended by public health, 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. The online assessment tool can be found here https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found here https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba visit Manitoba.ca/COVID19.


August 14, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #156



    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.25 per cent. Forty new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 643. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 25 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• five new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

• 10 new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Preliminary investigations are ongoing but indicate the majority of Prairie Mountain Health cases continue to be linked to previously announced cases in Brandon, with early indications of community transmission. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• nine current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 246 active cases and 389 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 2,288 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 110,492.

     

    Unless recommended by public health, 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. 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.

     

    Public health officials are advising of two potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first potential exposure was on Aug. 7 at the Sobey’s at 1570 18th St. in Brandon and Aug. 10 at the Minnedosa Hospital at 334 First St.

     

    The second exposure is on Aug. 9 at the Cartwright Town and Country Golf Club, along PTH 3, just west of Cartwright. 

     

    While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, new the COVID-19 dashboard with new health districts offering data at the local level and possible exposures can be found by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.  

     



August 13, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #155



    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.19 per cent. Twenty-five new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 603. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 12 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• seven new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    Preliminary investigations indicate that the majority of Prairie Mountain Health cases continue to be linked to previously announced cases in Brandon, while the Winnipeg cases are related to travel and close contacts. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• seven current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 218 active cases and 377 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,817 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 108,211.

     

    The Prairie Mountain Health region has updated its testing site hours of operation and revised times can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list for revised hours. 

     

    Only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing, unless recommended by Public Health. Public Health discourages employers from sending employees for testing unless they have symptoms. 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 and to view the COVID-19 dashboard with new health districts offering data at the local level, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/.

     


August 12, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #154


 

    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.06 per cent. Sixteen new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 578. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• four new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• one new case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern health region; and

• 10 new cases in the Winnipeg region. 

     

    Of the new cases, preliminary investigations indicate the majority of the Winnipeg regional cases listed today are related to travel and close contacts, while the majority of Prairie Mountain Health cases are linked to previously announced cases in Brandon. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• five current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 202 active cases and 368 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,554 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 105,661.

     

    Only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing, unless recommended by public health. Public health discourages employers from sending employees for testing unless they have symptoms. The online assessment tool can be found here https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

     

    Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on flights on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 including:

• Air India Flight AI 121 from New Delhi, India, to Frankfurt, Germany, on Aug. 3 and affected rows include rows 30 to 36;

• Air Canada Flight 873 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Toronto Pearson International Airport on Aug. 4 and affected rows include rows 32 to 38; and

• Air Canada Flight 271 from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on Aug. 4 and affected rows include rows 19 to 25.

     

    Individuals in the affected seats on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    Additional information about flights and affected rows is updated on the website at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html when available. While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19


August 11, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #153


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.27 per cent. Four new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 562. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region – a female in her 20s and two males in their 30s; and

• one new case in the Winnipeg region – a male in his 20s. 

     

    Of the total cases, many are linked to known clusters in Brandon or are close contacts of previously announced cases. There are a small number of cases of unknown acquisition in these areas. 

     

    Case investigations are ongoing to determine possible COVID-19 exposures. When the investigations are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• five current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 194 active cases and 360 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Updated testing numbers for the weekend include: 

• Friday – 2,062;

• Saturday – 1,553; and

• Sunday – 1,364.

     

    Testing numbers show an additional 1,059 laboratory tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 104,841.

     

    Public health officials are updating information related to a previously announced potential exposure to COVID-19 on Aug. 1 at a Tim Hortons restaurant on the Trans-Canada Highway at 18th Street in Brandon. Additional exposures were also possible on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4. While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk.

     

    The Prairie Mountain Health region is opening a temporary COVID-19 testing site on Aug. 12 in Brandon at the Keystone Centre grounds. The hours of operation will be:

• Monday to Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 

• Friday and Saturday 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; and 

• Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

     

    For a full listing of testing sites across the province, including addresses and hours of operation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19


August 10, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #152



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    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.59 per cent. Sixteen new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 558. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 11 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and

• five new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region. 

     

    While many of today’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in Brandon and the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region, or are close contacts of a previously-announced case, preliminary information suggests that there may be a small number of cases of unknown acquisition in these areas. 

     

    Case investigations are ongoing to determine possible COVID-19 exposures. When the investigations are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• six current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 196 active cases and 354 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Preliminary testing numbers show an additional 1,364 laboratory tests were completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 103,782.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19


August  9, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #151


Backgrounder
Background Information 

    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.45 per cent. 

    Thirty-five new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 542. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 20 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 

• 10 new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region; 

• four new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and 

• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern heath region. 

     

    While many of today’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region and Brandon, or are close contacts of a previously announced case, preliminary information suggests that there may be a small number of cases of unknown acquisition in these areas. 

     

    Case investigations are ongoing to determine possible COVID-19 exposures. When the investigations are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.  

     

    The data also shows:

• six current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 182 active cases and 352 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Preliminary testing numbers show an additional 756 laboratory tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 100,830.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     


August  8, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #150


backgrounder
Background Information 

    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.23 per cent. Sixteen new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 507. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 12 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and

• four new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. However, a majority of today’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in the Brandon area or close contacts. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks. 

     

    The data also shows:

• nine current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 148 active cases and 351 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Preliminary testing numbers show an additional 1,263 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 100,074.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

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August  7, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #149



    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.10 per cent. Seventeen new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 491. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 10 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• five new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and

• two new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• nine current hospitalizations, with three individuals in intensive care;

• 132 active cases and 351 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

     

    Preliminary testing numbers show 1,452 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 96,999.

     

    Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Aug. 1 at a Tim Hortons restaurant on the Trans-Canada Highway at 18th Street in Brandon. While the risk of transmission is considered very low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk.

     

    People should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, and seek testing if symptoms develop. 

     

    Effective tomorrow, the Steinbach community drive-thru testing site will now be open on Saturdays for the remainder of August. The site will be open from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call 204-346-7016 to book an appointment. 

      

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

     


August  6, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #148


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.90 per cent. Thirty new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 474. 

     

    The data shows there were:

  •         18 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  •         11 new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region; and
  •         one new case in the Winnipeg health region.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

  •         10 current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care;
  •         118 active cases and 348 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

    An additional 564 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 95,547.

     

    Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Air Canada flight AC 8595 from Montreal to Winnipeg (rows 16 to 22) on July 29. 

     

    Individuals in the affected seats on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    Additional information about flights and affected rows is updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available. While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

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August  5, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #147


    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent. Two new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 444. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• two new cases in the Winnipeg health region – a female in her 20s and a male in his 30s.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• nine current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care;

• 94 active cases and 342 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

     

    An additional 990 laboratory tests completed Tuesday bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 94,984.

     

    Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on Air Canada flight AC 873 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Toronto (rows unknown) on July 26 and Air Canada flight AC 265 from Toronto to Winnipeg on July 26 (rows 22 to 28). 

     

    Individuals on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    Additional information about flights and affected rows is updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available. 

     

    While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19


August  4, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #146


Backgrounder
Background Information 

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    Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.46 per cent. Twenty-seven new cases of the virus have been identified since Saturday including two on Saturday, 18 on Sunday, five on Monday and two as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of 

    lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 442. 

     

    The data shows there were:

• 10 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 

• two new cases in the Interlake–Eastern Health region; 

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

• three new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

     

    On Monday, one case was removed as it was a duplicate and from another jurisdiction.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• nine current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care;

• 94 active cases and 341 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

     

    An additional 1,803 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, 1,354 on Saturday, 1,090 on Sunday and 1,034 on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 93,995.

     

    Two temporary COVID-19 community testing drive-thru sites remain open this week in the Prairie Mountain Health region. In Killarney, the Tri-Lake Health Centre site at 86 Ellice Dr. is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today through Thursday. Meanwhile, the drive-thru site at the Russell EMS Building located at 426 Alexandria Ave. South will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. For a full listing of testing sites across the province, including addresses and hours of operation, go online to www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.




July 31, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #145


    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent and six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 415.

    The data shows there were:

  •         two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  •         three new cases in Interlake-Eastern Health region;
  •         one new case in the Winnipeg region.

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

    The data also shows:

  •         six current hospitalizations, with five individuals in intensive care,
  •         70 active cases and 337 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

    An additional 1,073 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 88,621.

    Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case identified today at Blazers Mini Mart, 140 Main St N., Minnedosa, on July 25 and from a case identified Thursday at the Asian Spices of Brandon, 437-A 10th St, Brandon, on July 22 and 23.

    People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at these sites on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

    If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.

    See the updated list of available testing sites for the weekend and holiday Monday by checking https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

    Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers.  Complete data from the weekend and the holiday Monday will be updated on Tuesday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

    Due to the holiday Monday, the next news conference will take place on Tuesday, August 4.


July 30, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #144




    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent and two new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 409.

     

    The data shows there were:

• two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, both males in their 30s.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• six current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care;

• 76 active cases and 325 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

     

    An additional 1,179 laboratory tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 87,548.

     

    See the updated list of available testing sites for the weekend and holiday Monday by checking www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


July 29, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #143


Backgrounder
Background Information 

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent and three new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 407.

    The data shows there were:

  •         two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; and
  •         one new case in the Winnipeg health region;

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

    A case that was identified on July 25, a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, is being removed from the case totals after investigation determined the individual had recovered from a previous infection from another province. 

    The data also shows:

  •         six current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care,
  •         74 active cases and 325 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

    An additional 665 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 86,367.

    The Southern Health-Sante Sud drive-thru community testing site in Winkler will be closed today, July 29,  while the site moves from Park St. to the Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. The new site will open Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. and operate Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only, with access off Kimberly Rd. Call 204-325- 5322 to book an appointment.

    The Steinbach drive-thru community testing site, 365 Reimer Ave., will require an appointment for testing starting July 31. Bookings will begin July 30 by calling 204-346-7016.

    Starting today, July 29, the Prairie Mountain Health region is setting up a temporary COVID-19 testing site until July 31 in the front parking lot at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at 86 Ellis Dr. in Killarney. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

    Updated testing site information can be found at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


July 28, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #142


Backgrounder
Background Information 

    Public health officials advise an eighth death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a man in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region. This is a new case reported today and the individual was not hospitalized. 

     

    The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.4 per cent and five new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 405.

     

    The data shows there were:

• two new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• one new case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• one new case in the Winnipeg health region; and

• one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

     

    Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

• three current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care;

• 78 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

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

     

    An additional 735 laboratory tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 85,702.

     

    Public health officials are updating potential exposure dates at the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake to July 20 and 21. 

     

    People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

     

    If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing.

     

    Southern Health–Santé Sud is moving the Winkler drive-thru community testing from Park Street to the Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. The site will be closed Wednesday, July 29 ahead of the move and will reopen Thursday, July 30 at noon. The site will operate Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only, with access off Kimberly Road. Call 204-325-5322 to book an appointment. 

     

    The Prairie Mountain Health region is setting up a temporary COVID-19 testing site from July 29 to 31 in the front parking lot at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at 86 Ellis Dr. in Killarney. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. 

     

    Interlake–Eastern Regional Health Authority indicates that appointments are not required at the drive-thru community testing site in Selkirk, located at 622 Superior Ave. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


July 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #141


COVID-19 Case Information
BKG-Covid141-HLYS.pdf 

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.45 per cent. Sixteen new cases of the virus have been identified since Saturday, including four on Saturday, six on Sunday and six as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 400.

The data shows there were:

  • four new cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region;
  • four new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • four new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and
  • four new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

The data also shows:

  • three current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care,
  • 74 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 1,393 laboratory tests were completed on Friday, 1,581 on Saturday and 808 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 84,967.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case that visited the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake while symptomatic on July 19, 20 and 21.

People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at these sites on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

If people develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


July 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #140


    Public health officials are advising that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred from a case that visited the Dakota Tipi Gaming Centre while symptomatic on July 17, 18 and 19.

The case visited the gaming centre at different times during the day and evening on those dates. The case is not a current resident of Dakota Tipi First Nation and is not known to have visited any other public locations in the community while symptomatic. People who are considered close contacts of a COVID-19 case will be contacted by public health officials and advised to self-isolate. People who were at the gaming centre on those days do not need to self-isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

If they develop symptoms, they should self-isolate and visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 for health guidance on how to seek testing.


July 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #139


Backgrounder
BKG-Covid139-HLYS.pdf 

    Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.86 per cent and nine new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 384.

The data shows that there were:
• five new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• one new case in the Winnipeg health region; and
• one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:
• two individuals are in intensive care,
• 58 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 1,640 laboratory tests were performed on Thursday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 81,186.

The COVID-19 testing site at the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre at 644 Parkdale St. in Winnipeg will close as of 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26.

Effective July 23, a new testing site opened at ACCESS Fort Garry at 135 Plaza Dr. in Winnipeg. On July 27, a new testing site will also open at 604 St. Mary’s Rd. in Winnipeg at the former St. Vital Municipal Office and Hall. Hours of operation for both new sites will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

Updates to data on the province’s web site will be available after 1:00 p.m.

Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers.  Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.


July 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #138



   Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.92 per cent and one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 375. 

     

    Today’s case is a male in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region. The investigation is ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    The data also shows:

  •         one individual is in intensive care,
  •         49 active cases and 319 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

    An additional 1,262 laboratory tests were performed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 79,546. 

     

    Updated data analysis shows revisions are required to the five-day test positivity rates that were provided earlier this week. The revised data shows the rate was 0.66 per cent on July 20 (not 0.83 per cent), 0.8 per cent on July 21 (not 1.03 per cent) and 0.85 per cent on July 22 (not 1.12 per cent). 

     

    In addition, a temporary drive-thru testing site will be available tomorrow in Russell at the Russell EMS Building, located at 426 Alexandria Ave. S. The temporary site will close for July 25 and 26, and then reopen Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #137


Backgrounder
Background Information 

    Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.12 per cent and eight new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 374. 

     

    New cases include:

• two cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• one case in the Winnipeg health region;

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and

• three case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. 

     

    Seven of today’s eight cases are on Hutterite colonies.

     

    The data also shows:

• one individual is in intensive care,

• 49 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    Recent case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies as well as travel-related cases. The investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    An additional 722 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 78,283. 

     

    The Camperville Primary Health Care Centre in Camperville and Waterhen Primary Health Care Centre in Waterhen, both in the Prairie Mountain Health region, are providing additional COVID-19 testing on Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until otherwise noted. In addition, a drive-thru testing site will be available in Russell, at the Russell EMS Building located at 426 Alexandria Ave. S., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between July 24 and July 31. 

     

    A draft phase four for Restoring Safe Services was announced yesterday and could see further reopening of the province based on public health advice and consultation with key sectors. Proposed measures could be implemented as early as July 25. Manitobans are invited to provide feedback by taking a survey at https://engagemb.ca/phase-four-restoring-safe-services

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


July 21, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #136



    Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.03 per cent and 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 366. 

     

    New cases include:

• seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• two cases in the Winnipeg health region;

• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and

• one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. 

     

    The data also shows:

• one individual is in intensive care,

• 41 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    The high case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies and some international travel-related cases. The investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    One of the individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on flights from Melbourne, Australia to Winnipeg: 

• July 5 – Melbourne to Doha, Qatar Airways, QR905, rows 39 to 45; 

• July 6 – Doha to Montreal, Qatar Airways, QR763, rows 26 to 32; and

• July 6 – Montreal to Winnipeg, Air Canada AC8595, rows unknown.

     

    Individuals on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19 to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing. 

     

    Information about flights and affected rows will be updated as information becomes available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html

     

    While Public Health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 

     

    An additional 1,201 laboratory tests were performed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 77,551. 

     

    The Powerview-Pine Falls testing site is now located at the Pine Falls Health Complex, 37 Maple St. Hours of operation remain the same. An additional COVID-19 testing site will be open in Brandon today and tomorrow. Testing will be available at the EMS Station, Souris Health Centre, 155 Brindle Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and no appointments are required. Testing information and locations can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


July 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #135



    Public health officials advise the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.83 per cent and 18 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified over the weekend as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of 

    lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 354. 

     

    New cases include:

• 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region,

• three cases in the Winnipeg health region,

• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, and

• one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. 

     

    The high case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies. In addition, there are some international travel-related cases and one transport driver. The investigations are all ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.

     

    One of the individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on Asiana flight OZ 0704 from Manila, Philippines to Seoul, South Korea on July 7, Air Canada AC 0064 Seoul to Vancouver on July 8 (rows 26 to 32) and Air Canada AC 0296 Vancouver to Winnipeg on July 8 (rows 21 to 27). 

     

    Individuals on these flights are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    Additional information about flights and affected rows is updated, when available, at  www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html.  

     

    While Public Health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. 

     

    Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing. 

     

    The data also shows:

• one individual is in intensive care,

• 29 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 384 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, 1,390 on Saturday and 695 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 76,354. 

     

    The testing site in The Pas (328 Fischer Ave.) will have limited hours and be closed temporarily for building maintenance on the following days: 

• Monday, July 20 – open from 1 to 4 p.m.; 

• Tuesday, July 21 – closed;

• Wednesday, July 22 – closed

• Thursday, July 23 – regular hours of operation resume.

     

    For testing sites and hours of operation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


September 27, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #202

 

                       

   The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 51 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,880. 

    

   The data shows:

   • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

   • eight cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 

   • two cases in the Northern health region;

   • four cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

   • 36 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

    

   The data also shows:

   • 589 active cases and 1,272 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 

   • there are 13 people in hospital and six people in intensive care; and

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

    

   Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 2,200 tests were completed on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 178,067. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 

    

   Manitoba's public health officials will be elevating the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective Sept. 28, with new measures being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the City of Winnipeg and several communities and rural municipalities outside Winnipeg. Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. All private and public gatherings will be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors. 

    

   As part of its response to COVID-19, Manitoba Families is beginning to distribute reusable masks to its clients. This will include two reusable masks for every adult in the household and for children aged five to nine. Older children are receiving their masks through their school or child-care provider. In total, more than 227,000 reusable masks will be distributed across the province in the coming weeks, beginning in Winnipeg.

    

   Public health officials have advised the following schools about possible exposures:

   • École Précieux-Sang in Winnipeg on Sept. 18:  based on the public health investigation, the exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection was not acquired at school.

    

   The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

   • People must stay home if sick. 

   • Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 

   • If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 

   • Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

    

   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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