Manitoba daily cases for COVID-19 spike at 534, just 12 in PMH

From COVID-19 Bulletin #264

As of Nov. 23, in Prairie Mountain Health region there is one patient in ICU, four reported hospitalized due to the virus and 266 active cases, including 12 new cases today.

 

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New cases throughout Manitoba are a record high, the number of tests done were slightly lower, and the test positivity throughout Manitoba is at 14 per cent.

Dr. Brent Roussin, in the morning press conference, said it is a promising sign that restrictions are starting to have an effect: there is a downward trend in the average number of contacts for people who test positive.

There are 5,353 who have recovered from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, compared to about 8,500 active cases. These are fluctuating numbers as new cases spring up and people recover. About two months ago there were many more people recovered that had the sickness: Sept. 14 COVID-19 report was 257 active cases and 1,176 people recovered,

 

As of Nov. 23, there are seven additional deaths:

From Winnipeg region:  a woman in her 90s (Maples Long-Term Care Home outbreak); a woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, (Holy Family Personal Care Home outbreak); a man in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, (Menno Home outbreak).

Also from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, a man in his 70s has died and three other deaths in the Winnipeg Health regionattributed to COVID-19 include two women in their 80s and a man in his 60s.

 

The 543 new cases of the virus identified as of 9:30 a.m. brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 14,087.

 

Today’s data shows:

• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 27 cases in the Northern health region;

• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 368 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

• 8,498 active cases and 5,353 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 296 people in hospital with 52 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 236.

 

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,798 tests were completed yesterday.

 

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Flin Flon Personal Care Home in Flin Flon and the Charleswood Care Centre in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

 

The testing location in Selkirk is moving to the old hospital site at 100 Easton Dr. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The site will provide walk-in services, and will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Appointments can be made by phone or online.

 

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 only leave their homes for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, 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, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.

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