• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #277

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 6, 2020


Public health officials advise 14 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including: • a male in his 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to an outbreak at Kin Place Personal Care Home. • a male in his 90s from the Prairie Mountain Heath region, linked to an outbreak at the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home; • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; • a female in her 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, linked to an outbreak at Woodhaven Manor; • a male in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region; • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre; • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region; • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Health Sciences Centre; • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Park Manor Care Home; • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Park Manor Care Home; • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Holy Family Personal Care Home; and • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at St. Norbert Personal Care Home. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.6 per cent provincially and 14.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 383 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 18,806. Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • 22 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; • 36 cases in the Northern health region; • 17 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 36 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and • 272 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 9,216 active cases and 9,195 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • there are 348 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 395. Laboratory testing numbers show 2,231 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 371,453. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. 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, 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. - 30 -


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