COVID-19 cases in Manitoba jump to 184 new positives

COVID-19 Bulletin #234

For Prairie Mountain Health, there are only four new cases reported on Tuesday, but there are 15 active cases listed as in ‘Unknown District.’

Elsewhere in PMH, facilities in Swan Valley to the north are under critical response. Brandon has 10 active cases; Assessippi has eight active cases; and Spruce Woods has three active cases. These areas have many recovered cases.

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As of Oct. 27, at 9:30 Tuesday morning, 7.5 percent of Manitobans tested over the last five days are positive for COVID-19. At one time we were seeing around 1 per cent of those tested showing positive. Things have changed for our province with outbreaks in hospitals and care homes and there are now a total of 58 deaths recorded.

Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported from the Winnipeg region, a female in her 60s linked to the Parkview Place outbreak, a male in his 80s linked to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital and a female in her 80s linked to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital.

184 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to a data error. This means the net new number of cases is 183, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,532.

 

Of 184 new cases:

• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• eight cases in the Northern health region;

• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 19 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• 144 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

 

The data also shows:

• 2,238 active cases and 2,236 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 83 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 58.

 

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,721 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 244,606. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

 

Public health officials are advising a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Cross Lake on Oct. 18 when they were in their infectious period. People who attended the funeral are advised to self-isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.

 

All other 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 urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

• Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.

• If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.

 

Public health guidance for Halloween trick-or-treating has been developed. If people do choose to participate in trick-or-treating this year, information is available on how to do it safely at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/halloween.html.

 

Unless recommended by public health officials, 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 officials.

 

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

 

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

 

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:

https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.

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