New case numbers not sustainable, 13 new cases in PMH

COVID-19 Bulletin #258

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba are 475 as of early on Nov. 19. People in care homes are continuing to die from COVID-19 infections, eight more this day, and the five-day test positivity rate rose slightly to 14 per cent.

 

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Among the eight deaths:

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Keekinan Centre;

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home; and

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home.

 

Today’s data shows:

• 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 55 cases in the Northern health region;

• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 271 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

 

 

Also

• 7,629 active cases and 4,655 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 263 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care; and

• Manitoba’s total deaths due to COVID-19 is 198.

 

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,269 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 321,853. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

 

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Winnipeg’s Health Science Centre GA3 unit, the Buhler Active Living Centre in Winkler, the Oakwood Place in Blumenort and St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in Dauphin. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

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