Record number new cases for PMH, no deaths today

Thursday morning’s COVID-19 Bulletin #274

Prairie Mountain Health region registered a high case count, with 31 new cases today. But, none of the day’s 12 deaths in Manitoba were in PMH. To date, 740 people within the region have recovered from COVID-19.

Brandon region has 147 active cases and 410 people have recovered there.

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The Souris River district (the extreme southwest from Melita, and including Reston, Elkhorn, Virden, Kenton and northern Oak Lake area) has 25 active cases and 19 people have recovered, to date.

In the region that includes Miniota and Hamiota, north to Asessippi, there are 10 active cases and 91 have made a recovery. Turtle Mountain district to the east takes in part of the RM of Sifton, including Souris, Hartney, and Boissevain area and has just 8 active cases; 25 people have recovered.

Provincially

In the bigger picture, today public health officials report 368 new cases today and there were 12 additional deaths in Manitoba due to COVID-19:

A man in his 30s from the Interlake–Eastern health region; two men in their 50s (Northern, and the Southern Health–Santé Sud health regions have died.

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• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Golden Links Lodge;

• a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Fernwood Place;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region;

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

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Golden Links Lodge;

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at the Menno Home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.1 per cent provincially and 14.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 368 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to a data correction bringing the total to 367 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 17,750.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 21 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 48 cases in the Northern health region;

• 31 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 57 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

• 211 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 9,129 active cases and 8,268 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 357 people in hospital with 52 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 353. Note, due to a data error, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,913 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 362,973. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials advise COVID-19 an outbreak has been declared at the River Park Gardens Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The outbreaks declared at The Pas Homeless Shelter – Oscar's Place in The Pas and Victoria General Hospital unit 5 North and 5 South in Winnipeg have been declared over.

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.

Public health officials are also advising that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. 

 

For health-care workers, exceptions may apply and staff may be able/required to report to work. Contact your workplace Occupational Health Services or designate.

For information on self-isolation, including exceptions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

 

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