• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #301

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


January 2, 2021


Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today for the period of Jan. 1 and 2 including: • a male in his 50s from the Northern health region; • a male in his 60s from the Interlake–Eastern Health region; • a female in her 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg Health region, linked to an outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg; • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Concordia Hospital; • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home; • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg; and • a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Deer Lodge Centre.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.4 per cent provincially and 11.1 per cent in Winnipeg. Between 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 and 9:30 a.m. today, 327 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to data correction and brings the net new cases to 326 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 25,026.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;

• 52 cases in the Northern health region;

• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 213 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

• 4,559 active cases and 19,789 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• there are 239 people in hospital with active COVID-19;

• there are 36 people in intensive care units; and

• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 678.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,486 tests were completed on Dec. 31, 2020, and 1,898 yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 425,037. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Outbreaks have been declared at the St. Anthony's General Hospital ACIU in The Pas, and Deer Lodge Centre on Lodge 4 East and Seven Oaks General Hospital 5U1-3 in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

In addition, outbreaks have been declared over at the Menno Home Personal Care Home in Grunthal.

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.

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/.

The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately 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 www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.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.

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 https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.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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