COVID-19 BULLETIN #198
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
September 23, 2020
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 42 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,674.
The data shows:
• three case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• one case in Northern health region;
• six cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
• 30 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 418 active cases and 1,238 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 11 people in hospital and five people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18.
Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,703 tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 170,045. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Manitoba public health officials have advised:
• Gladstone Elementary School of a confirmed case in the school on Sept. 8 to 10, and 14;
• St. Maurice School of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 17 and 18; and
• Emerson School was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 16 and 17.
Based on the public health investigations, these exposures were assessed to be low risk. The infections were not acquired at school.
Public health is also advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times:
• Earls St. Vital at 1215 St. Mary’s Rd. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.;
• The Local Public Eatery at 274 Garry St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 and 16;
• Wee Johnny’s Irish Pub at 177 McDermot Ave. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for trivia night; and
• Leopold’s Tavern at 414 Academy Rd. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
People who attended one of the above locations on the dates/times listed should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate if they develop and seek testing.
In addition, the outbreak at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home has been declared over. The site has been moved from Critical (red) to Caution (yellow) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
• People must stay home if sick.
• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk.
• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces.
Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if public health officials have recommended testing.
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.
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