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COVID-19 BULLETIN #272

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 1, 2020


Public health officials advise 16 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

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

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;

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

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

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

• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

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

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

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Fred Douglas Lodge;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Personal Care Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Personal Care Home;

• a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Buhler Active Living Centre in Winkler;

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

• a female in her 100s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; and

• a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Personal Care Home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.1 per cent provincially and 13.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 283 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to a data correction making the total 282 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 17,107.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 17 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 22 cases in the Northern health region;

• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 178 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 9,066 active cases and 7,713 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 338 people in hospital with 48 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 328.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,253 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 357,707. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials advise COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Grace Hospital 2 South, Seven Oaks General Hospital Family Medical unit 5U4-7 and Concordia Hospital N3 West, all in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The outbreak declared at Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman has 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.

Strict lockdown measures limiting the movement of people in Cross Lake and Peguis First Nations have had the desired effect and the risk of COVID-19 transmission has stabilized. These orders have now been lifted. All other general public health orders in Manitoba remain in effect.

Public health officials advise that an outbound automated calling system has been implemented to expand on the current methods for case and contact monitoring. The calls will be used to determine if active cases can now be marked as recovered. For more information, visit:www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/monitoring/index.html.

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 health-care workers, exceptions may apply and staff may be able/required to report to work. Contact your workplace Occupational Health Services or designate. For information on self-isolation, including exceptions, 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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