With outbreaks in four personal care homes in Prairie Mountain Health region, in McCreary Health Centre, the Portage Jail and the Samaritan House shelter in Brandon, PMH region is no longer a retreat from the pandemic. Winnipeg led the numbers with 44 new cases on Tuesday, Jan. 12, PMH had 22 new cases.
Throughout Manitoba new cases are down, just 90.
Of the eight deaths:
· a female in her 80s from the Interlake-Eastern health region;
· a male in his 50s from the Northern health region;
· a female in her 70s from Prairie Mountain Health and linked to the outbreak at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre;
· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Southeast Personal Care Home;
· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
· a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg; and
· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.1 per cent provincially and 8.4 per cent in Winnipeg. Dr. Brent Roussin explained on Monday’s press conference that the incidence of seasonal flu cases is very low. Almost everyone who has flu symptoms and are tested have COVID-19 not some other seasonal flu.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• nine cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• nine case in the Northern health region;
• 22 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• eight cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
• 44 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,100 active cases and 22,692 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 138 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 164 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 302 hospitalizations;
• there are 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 14 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 35 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 748. Due to a data error, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,368 tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 441,905. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
An outbreak has been declared at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in Dauphin.
Outbreaks declared over:
- Manitoba Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie,
- Maplewood Manor in Steinbach,
- Maples Long Term Care Home,
- Parkview Place Long Term Care Home,
- Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg,
- the Patient Care Unit E6 at the St. Boniface Hospital,
- Concordia Hospital unit N3E,
- Riverview and Health Science Centre unit.
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.
Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/datamb/.