Manitoba Reports 326 New COVID-19 Cases

Manitoba Update COVID-19

11 Deaths and 4,559 Active Cases

WINNIPEG – Manitoba is reporting 11 more deaths from COVID-19 on January 2, 2021.

There are currently 25,026 confirmed cases of the virus in Manitoba, with the addition of 326 cases on Saturday.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.4 per cent provincially and 11.1 per cent in Winnipeg.

Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today for the period of Jan. 1 and 2 including:
• a male in his 50s from the Northern health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Interlake–Eastern Health region;
• a female in her 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg Health region, linked to an outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Concordia Hospital;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg; and
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Deer Lodge Centre.
Between 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 and 9:30 a.m. today, 327 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to data correction and brings the net new cases to 326 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 25,026.
Saturday’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 52 cases in the Northern health region;
• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 33 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 213 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,559 active cases and 19,789 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 239 people in hospital with active COVID-19;
• there are 36 people in intensive care units; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 678.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,486 tests were completed on Dec. 31, 2020, and 1,898 yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 425,037. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Outbreaks have been declared at the St. Anthony’s General Hospital ACIU in The Pas, and Deer Lodge Centre on Lodge 4 East and Seven Oaks General Hospital 5U1-3 in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
In addition, outbreaks have been declared over at the Menno Home Personal Care Home in Grunthal.