The case count is rising

Covid-19 Bulletin #218

October 13, 2020 - COVID-19 BULLETIN #218

Public health officials advise the 35th death due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 70s from the rural east district in Southern Health. This was a previously announced case.

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The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.5 per cent and 124 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,779. Of the 124 new cases, 26 were identified Monday, 83 were identified Sunday and 15 were identified Saturday.

Today’s data shows:
• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• one case in the Northern health region;
• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 95 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 1,248 active cases and 1,496 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 28 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 35.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,383 tests were completed Friday, 3,311 were completed Saturday, 2,049 were completed Sunday and 2,188 were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 213,669. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Three new additional testing sites, two in Winnipeg and one in Brandon, will open in the next several weeks, bringing the total of nine drive-thru test sites in Manitoba, which will remain available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The drive-thru site at 1066 Nairn Ave. in Winnipeg opened today and the additional Winnipeg location at 125 King Edward St. East is expected to open in late October. A drive-thru site will open in Brandon at the Keystone Centre on Oct. 17.


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