COVID-19 – Manitoba Reports 109 New Cases Down Significantly

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Manitoba Update COVID-19

WINNIPEG – Based on the latest numbers from Manitoba, the lockdown in the province appears to be making an impact on the COVID-19 rates.

This morning the province reports 107 cases of the virus in the province. This is down significantly from before Christmas.

Sadly there were nine deaths in Manitoba that officials reported.

Public health officials advise nine additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Holy Family Home;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Poseidon Care Centre;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Poseidon Care Centre;
• a female in her 90s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to an outbreak at Kin Place in Oakbank;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Holy Family Home; and
• a male in his 90s from the Prairie Mountain health region, linked to an outbreak at Grandview Personal Care Home.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.6 per cent provincially and 12.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 107 new cases of the virus have been identified, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 24,252.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 10 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 18 cases in the Northern health region;
• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 24 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 43 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,442 active cases and 19,156 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 250 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 93 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 343 hospitalizations;
• there are 33 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 37 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 654.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,076 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 416,970. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
An outbreak has been declared at the St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in The Pas. The site has been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
In addition, the outbreaks have been declared over at Seven Oaks Hospital 5U4-7.