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COVID-19 BULLETIN #276

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 5, 2020


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

· a female in her 20s from the Winnipeg health region;

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

· a female in her 60s from the Northern health region, linked to the outbreak at The Pas Hospital Acute Care;

· a male in his 60s 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 female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Oakview Place personal care home;

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

· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care;

· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home;

· a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region;

· a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home;

· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region;

· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care;

· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Home;

· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home;

· a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care;

· a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home; and

· a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg region, linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Home.


The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.1 per cent provincially and 14.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 354 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 18,423.


Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 32 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 31 cases in the Northern health region;

• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• 44 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

• 235 cases in the Winnipeg health region.


The data also shows:

• 9,115 active cases and 8,927 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 349 people in hospital with 51 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 381.


Laboratory testing numbers show 2,981 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 369,154. 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 the Milner Ridge Correctional Centre in Beausejour and Greendale Estate Assisted Living Facility in Grunthal. These sites has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.


The outbreaks at Health Science Centre unit GA4 in Winnipeg and Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd. in Brandon 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: https://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 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://www.gov.mb.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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