Some COVID-19 testing sites will have alternative hours for Louis Riel Day.
Public health officials advise six additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a male in his 70s from the Northern health region, linked to outbreaks at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home and St. Anthony’s General Hospital, dialysis unit;
• a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Heritage Life Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent provincially and 4.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 59 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 57 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 30,417.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• one case in Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 31 cases in the Northern health region;
• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• four cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 21 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
The data also shows:
• 1,573 active cases and 27,985 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 99 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 156 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 255 hospitalizations;
• 17 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 34 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 859.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,610 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 493,825.
Some COVID-19 testing locations across the province will have reduced hours for Louis Riel Day on Monday, Feb. 15. Visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html for regular and holiday hours at test locations.
Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.
The outbreak has been declared over Donwood Manor in Winnipeg.
Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.
The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear. For information on COVID-19 symptoms and guidance on when you should be tested, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html.
Manitobans are encouraged to travel only if essential and be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, only socialize with your two designated people as per the current public health orders.
A previous release from the province incorrectly stated the number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba was 30,471. This has since been corrected.