Manitoba – 28 Deaths and 524 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

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Manitoba Update COVID-19

WINNIPEG – COVID-19 Update – Manitoba continues to see high positivity rates. On December 27, 2020 there are 524 new cases of the virus that have been identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed active cases in Manitoba to 24,145.

There were, according to Manitoba Public health officials an 28 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today for the period from Dec. 24 to 27.

The reported deaths include:

• a female in her 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Northern health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Poseidon Care Centre;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Poseidon Care Centre;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;
• a male in his 70s from the Northern health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Fred Douglas Lodge;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;
• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;
• a male in his 80s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to an outbreak at Kin Place in Oakbank;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Holy Family Home;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Oakview Place Personal Care Home;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Park Manor Care;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Poseidon Care Centre;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 90s from the Northern health region, linked to an outbreak at George Colon Memorial home in Bunibonibee Cree Nation;
• a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an outbreak at Portage District General Hospital;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Holy Family Home;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home;
• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;
• a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home; and
• a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Convalescent Home of Winnipeg.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.1 per cent provincially and 12.5 per cent in Winnipeg. Between 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24 and 9:30 a.m. today, 524 new cases of the virus have been identified, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 24,145.
Despite the lockdown in Manitoba, crowds of shoppers were out on Boxing Day. It is likely that the virus numbers could continue to climb.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 96 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 101 cases in the Northern health region;
• 24 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 58 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 245 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,488 active cases and 19,012 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 252 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 89 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 341 hospitalizations;
• there are 31 people in intensive care units 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 35 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 645.
Laboratory testing numbers show 4,238 tests were completed between Dec. 24 and 26, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 415,859. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
An outbreak has been declared at the Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home in Carman. The site has been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
In addition, the outbreaks have been declared over at Misericordia Health Centre Transitional Care Unit and at Headingley Correctional Centre.