Of Manitoba’s 100 new cases, 73 in Winnipeg

Oct. 26, COVID-19 Bulletin #233

Prairie Mountain Health region had just one new case as of Monday at 9:30 a.m. and the most recent possible public exposures listed in PMH were over 10 days ago at Shoal Lake’s grocery store. But province-wide, numbers are high, particularly in the captial city.

 

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For the Winnipeg Region, public health officials advise one death due to COVID-19 has been reported in conjunction with an outbreak at Winnipeg’s Parkview Place, where a woman in her 80s has passed away.

 

New restrictions at the Organge level are in place in parts of the province but provincially Manitoba is still at the Yellow response level. However, people are being urged to scale back their activities and reduce contacts.

 

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.1 per cent and 100 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,349.

 

Today’s data shows:

• five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 10 cases in the Northern health region;

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 73 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

 

The data also shows:

• 2,117 active cases and 2,177 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 80 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 55.

 

Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Lake Manitoba First Nation on Oct. 12 when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing.

 

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.

 

Northern and metropolitan Winnipeg now Orange

With the growing number of cases in the Northern health region and Churchill, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact between people.

Metropolitan Winnipeg, including the Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché and the Town of Niverville are also at Restricted, Orange.

These measures came into effect at midnight this morning, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/northern/index.html#north_restrictions.

Additional measures have been put in place for schools these regions effective today. For more information, visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/winnipeg/index.html#wmr_schools.

 

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.

 

Only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing, as soon as possible once symptoms are present.

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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