• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #282

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 11, 2020


Public health officials advise 14 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today, including:

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

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

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

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to outbreak at the Health Science Centre GD4;

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

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Holy Family Personal Care Home;

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Holy Family Personal Care Home;

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

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

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Rest Haven Nursing Home;

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a female in her 100s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at Villa Youville Personal Care Home.


The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.8 per cent provincially and 13.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 447 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases were removed due to a data correction bringing the new total to 445. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 20,392.



Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 43 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 136 cases in the Northern health region;

· 35 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

· 40 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

· 193 cases in the Winnipeg health region.


The data also shows:

· 5,517 active cases and 14,410 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

· there are 297 people in hospital with 40 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and

· the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 465.


Laboratory testing numbers show 2,723 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 383,404. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.


The mobile testing site at 1181 Portage Avenue will close today, 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 COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at the Hamiota Health Centre acute care unit in Hamiota and Seven Oaks General Hospital 3U4-7. The sites have 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.


Public health is advising that starting Jan. 4, 2021, Hanover School Division will move to the Restricted (orange) level, joining other school divisions across the province. Between Jan. 4 and 15, students in Grades K to 6 may return to in-class instruction or choose remote learning and students in Grades 7 to 12 will be in remote learning. Hanover School Division remains at the Critical (red) level until the holiday break.


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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