Lockdown Sees Case Numbers Decline
WINNIPEG – COVID-19 Update – The lockdown appears to be making a dent in the COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba. There were 187 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on December 31, 2020.
Public health officials advise six additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a female in her 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the Poseidon Care Centre.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.2 per cent provincially and 10.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 187 new cases of the virus have been identified, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 24,700.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 18 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 38 cases in the Northern health region;
• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 33 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 91 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,505 active cases and 19,528 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 247 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 90 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 337 hospitalizations;
• there are 33 people in intensive care units (ICU) with active COVID-19 as well as four people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 37 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 667.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,083 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 421,630. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Outbreaks have been declared at the Tudor House Personal Care Home in Selkirk and the Southeast Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
In addition, outbreaks have been declared over at Misericordia Place and Kildonan Personal Care Centre both in Winnipeg, and Rosewood Lodge Personal Care Home in Stonewall.