• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #237

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


October 30, 2020


Public health officials advise three additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, a male in his 80s, a female in her 90s and a female in her 80s, all from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place. 

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.6 per cent and 480 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 5,374. Of the 480 new cases, two were identified Sunday, four were identified Monday, 44 were identified Tuesday, 193 were identified Wednesday and 237 were identified Thursday.  

Today’s data shows:

• 42 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 25 cases in the Northern health region;

• 10 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 309 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 2,737 active cases and 2,572 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 104 people in hospital and 19 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 65.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,865 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 253,357. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Starting, Saturday, Oct. 31, a new drive-thru testing site will open at the Manitoba Public Insurance building at 125 King Edward St. in Winnipeg. The location can perform up to 400 tests at the location and the hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information on testing locations, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#list.

Public health advises that outbreaks have been declared at:   

• Deer Lodge Centre long-term care unit, Winnipeg; 

• Pembina Place personal care home, Winnipeg; and 

All units and facilities have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.  

Public health officials advise that an outbreak has been declared at Centre Scolaire Léo-Rémillard. There are 14 cases linked to the school and four cohorts are self-isolating including relevant staff. An investigation into the transmission within the school is ongoing. The decision has been made to move Grade 12 to remote learning. The school has been moved to orange on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

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.

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.

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 testing has been recommended by public health officials.

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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