33 more people test positive for COVID-19, PMH status changes

BULLETIN #162

On Aug. 20, 17 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Prairie Mountain Health region, two of them children under 10, two teens and the others are adults. The Prairie Mountain Health region will be elevated to the restricted level according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to take effect on Monday. This level gives the province options to change occupancy numbers among other things. More details are forthcoming. Restricted or Orange level means: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/restartmb/pandemic_response_system.pdf

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.9 per cent as 33 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 796.

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The data shows there were:

•    17 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

•    10 new case in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and

•    six new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

•    247 active cases and 537 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 12.

 

Due to a technical issue, the current status of hospitalizations and intensive care patients is not available but will be updated in future bulletins.

Public Health officials are advising of two potential exposures to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first exposure was Aug. 8, at Manipogo Provincial Park, located off PTH 276 on Lake Winnipeg. The second exposure was Aug. 8 at a Crocus Soccer field, located at 930 First St. in Brandon. Additional details will be updated here https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

While the risk of transmission is considered low, information is being provided to help people assess their risk and seek testing if symptoms appear.

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while feeling ill, practising proper hand hygiene, covering coughs and physical distancing when with people outside your household. If you cannot physical distance, wear a mask.

On Wednesday, an additional 1,596 laboratory tests were completed, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 119,210.

Unless recommended by Public Health, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present.

Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health. The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

MANITOBA COVID-19 CASE INFORMATION

  • a male between the ages of zero and nine from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male between the ages of 10 and 19 from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male between the ages of 10 and 19 from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 20s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a female in her 30s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 30s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 30s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 30s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a female in her 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a female in her 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a female in her 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a female in her 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a female in her 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 40s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 50s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • a male in his 20s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a male in his 20s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a male in his 30s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a female in her 50s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a male in his 50s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a female in her 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a female in her 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a male in his 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a male in his 70s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a female in her 80s from Southern Health–Santé Sud;
  • a female in her 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
  • a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
  • a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
  • a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
  • a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region; and
  • a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region.
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