• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #269

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


November 28, 2020


Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a male under the age of 10 from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a male in his 60s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Heritage Lodge;

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

• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Fairview Home;

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; and

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.2 per cent provincially and 13.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 487 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 16,118.

Today’s data shows:

• 23 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 38 cases in the Northern health region;

• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 307 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 9,024 active cases and 6,804 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 327 people in hospital with 44 people in intensive care; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 290.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,640 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 348,768. 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 Health Sciences Centre on GD4 in Winnipeg and the Manitoba Developmental Centre in Portage la Prairie. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The outbreaks declared at Arborgate School in La Broquerie and Reston School in Reston 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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