COVID-19 Bulletin #284
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
December 13, 2020
Public health officials advise seven additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a female in her 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to the Kin Place outbreak in Oakbank;
• a female in her 60s from the Northern health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the N3W unit at Concordia Hospital;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Maples Long Term Care Home; and
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Park Manor Care.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.5 per cent provincially and 13 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 273 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 21,023.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 17 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 50 cases in the Northern health region;
• 18 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 22 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 166 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 5,728 active cases and 14,805 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 304 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 490.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,145 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 388,356. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
The mobile testing site at 1181 Portage Ave. closed Dec. 11, and a new walk-in testing centre located at the Garrick Centre, 330 Garry St. in Winnipeg, will open tomorrow, Dec. 14 and operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
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 after contacting 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:
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