Manitoba has more active COVID-19 cases than recovered, 18 in ICU COVID-19

Bulletin #240

Prairie Mountain Health region is moving to Restricted - Orange level as of Monday, Nov. 2; this will mean wearing a mask in all public places, among other restrictions.

 

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Throughout Manitoba, COVID-19 case numbers and deaths have continued to rise. With 312 new cases identified by 9:30 this Sunday morning, currently there are 3,255 active cases and 2,704 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

As new daily case counts have risen steeply, the number of active cases has exceeded the number of people who have recovered. However, there is no indication that the mortality rate has risen, so much as the infection rate has risen.

But as of today, there have been six additional deaths reported due to COVID-19: Two women in their 80s, one in her 90s and a man in his 80s have died, all due to an outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home. Also, man in his 50s from the Steinbach district in Southern Health–Santé Sud health region has died. And, the death of a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region is related to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital.

Updated information announced late yesterday about the death of a male from the Winnipeg region in his 80s indicates the case was related to an outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital.

Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has recorded four COVID related deaths.

The most recent PMH exposures include a Brandon boxing club, Millers’ Pharmacy and in Carberry, the Sand Hills Casino on one day for a short hour and a half.

Recent school exposures include Shilo, Alexander, Brandon and Neepawa, where transmission risk is reported to be low and letters have been sent to parents.

Throughout Manitoba, the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.9 and as of this morning there continues to be ICU capacity in Manitoba.

Today’s data shows:

• 25 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 16 cases in the Northern health region;

• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 238 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

• 3,255 active cases and 2,704 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 120 people in hospital and 18 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 75.

 

As noted last week, officials continue planning for the introduction of additional ICU capacity if needed. Planning also continues around surgical capacity based on urgency and local needs. At this time, patients should plan to proceed with scheduled procedures unless notified otherwise.  

Public health officials have advised the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley is being moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. An outbreak has been declared and visitor restrictions are in place.

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.

Effective Monday, Nov. 2, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The Southern Health–Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake–Eastern health regions will move to the Restricted level (orange) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The Northern health region moved to the Restricted level (orange) on Oct. 26.

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.

Testing

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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