Coronavirus infections wain in Manitoba

COVID-19 Bulletin #362

Prairie Mountain Health and the Eastern health region show no new cases today. However, there is still reason for concern at Mathias Colomb Cree Nation where people are now being asked to stay in their homes.  

Among 51 new cases there’s 26 in the Northern health region, three in Southern health region and 22 in Winnipeg health region.

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Two additional COVID-19 related deaths reported today include a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 90s, both from the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 1,143 active cases and 30,005 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• 62 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 119 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 181 hospitalizations;

• nine people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 24 ICU patients;

• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 903; and

• the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases of B.1.1.7 is six and B.1.351 is two, bringing the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases to eight.

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/. 

Provincial public health officials continue to see a trend of concerning case numbers in Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (Pukatwagan), and are working with the chief, council and other partners to address the situation. The chief and council have directed that public gatherings are not permitted and community residents are required to stay at home as of today at midnight. People should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies. People who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work. Non-medical masks must be worn outside the home.

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.

Among the continuing health orders, people with symptoms, no matter how mild, are told not to attend work or any other function. For information on self-isolation, including exceptions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html. 

 The online COVID-19 self-assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html. 

 

 

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