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COVID-19 BULLETIN #268

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


November 27, 2020


Public health officials advise 14 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 50s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre;

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the Fairview Home outbreak;

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak;

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

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

• a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.5 per cent provincially and 14.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 344 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 15,632.

Today’s data shows:

• 15 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 73 cases in the Northern health region;

• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 178 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 8,865 active cases and 6,487 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 322 people in hospital with 45 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 280.

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,110 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 345,708. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Misericordia Health Centre on its Transitional Care Unit C6 in Winnipeg, the Grace Hospital Unit 4 South in Winnipeg and the Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oakbank. These sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The outbreaks declared at Collège Louis-Riel, Collège Leo Remillard and the Convalescent Home all 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 information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html.

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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