Public Health officials are asking Manitobans to continue to make short-term sacrifices to create long-term COVID-19 success.
Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
- a male in his 50s from the Northern health region;
- a male in his 80s from Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre;
- a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Southeast Personal Care Home;
- a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
- a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.6 per cent provincially and 7.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 158 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases were removed due to data correction and brings to net new cases to 155 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 26,695.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
- seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
- 70 cases in the Northern health region;
- 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- eight cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
- 61 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
- 2,928 active cases and 23,014 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
- there are 119 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 170 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 289 hospitalizations;
- there are 19 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 36 ICU patients; and
- the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 753.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,778 tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 443,683. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
An outbreak has been declared at Extendicare Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home. The site has been moved to Restricted (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
The outbreak is declared over at Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.