Down to 10 new cases in Prairie Mountain,

Sunday, Dec. 10 COVID-19 Bulletin #310

Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:

 

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• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Southeast Personal Care Home;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region,

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Deer Lodge Centre (Lodge 4 West); and

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Seven Oaks General Hospital (4U4-7).

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10 per cent provincially and 9.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 151 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 26,317.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 10 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 44 cases in the Northern health region;

• 10 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 73 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 4,792 active cases and 20,850 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 239 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 83 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 322 hospitalizations;

• there are 32 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as four 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 738.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,539 tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 438,951. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

An outbreak at the Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo Assisted Living Facility has been declared over.

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