• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #293

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 22, 2020


Public health officials advise 18 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:

• a female in her 80s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to an outbreak at Kin Place in Oakbank;

• a female in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to an outbreak at Fairview Home in Brandon;

• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to an outbreak at the Grandview Personal Care Home in Grandview;

• a female in her 100s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre;

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

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

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

• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home;

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the 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 an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the N3E family medicine unit at Concordia Hospital;

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home; and

• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Oakview Place personal care home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.5 per cent provincially and 10.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 155 new cases of the virus have been identified, which brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 23,180.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 27 cases in the Northern health region;

• 10 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 92 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 4,382 active cases and 18,208 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 275 people in hospital with 36 people in intensive care due to COVID-19; and

• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 590.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,497 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 407,233. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

An outbreak has been declared at the Le Chalet de La Broquerie assisted living facility in La Broquerie. The site has been moved to the Critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Outbreaks have been declared over at the 3U4-7 family medicine unity at Seven Oaks General Hospital, the N3 West family medicine unit at Concordia Hospital and at the Deer Lodge Centre long-term care unit in Winnipeg. Outbreaks at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie and at the Vita and District Personal Care Home in Vita have also 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 www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

Updated public health orders have been put in place to allow high-performance athletes to train for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games under the orders. This is expected to affect fewer than 10 people in the province.

Posters about celebrating the holidays safely are now available in 14 different languages. Visit www.safeathomemb.ca/stay-safe/ to download one today.

The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to immediately self-isolate at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear. For information on COVID-19 symptoms and guidance on when you should get tested, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html.

Manitobans should 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.

Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data can be found at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/datamb/. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly. For more information, go to the Cross-Departmental Reports section at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html.

Public health officials are also advising that if anyone 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 their 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 COVID-19 self-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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