• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #281

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 10, 2020


Public health officials advise 13 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:

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

• a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Villa Youville personal care home;

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

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

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Park Manor Care Home;

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

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

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre; and

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.3 per cent provincially and 13.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 293 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to a data correction bringing the new total to 292. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 19,947.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 39 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 41 cases in the Northern health region;

• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 152 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 5,380 active cases and 14,116 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 298 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and

• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 451.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,558 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 380,664. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

The mobile testing site at 1181 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg will close tomorrow and a new walk-in testing centre located at the Garrick Centre, 330 Garry St. in Winnipeg, will open Dec. 14 and operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Public health officials advise a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Rehabilitation and Surgery unit at Boundary Trails Health Centre in Winkler. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

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 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 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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