COVID-19 BULLETIN #328
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
January 28, 2021
Public health officials advise eight 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 the outbreak at the Beausejour Hospital; • a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Heritage Life Personal Care Home; • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region; • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the Southeast Personal Care Home; • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home; • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre; • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the Charleswood Care Centre; and • a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.7 per cent provincially and 5.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 133 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 132 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 29,128.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • 17 cases in Interlake-Eastern health region; • 61 cases in the Northern health region; • 19 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • seven cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and • 29 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows: • 3,456 active cases and 24,851 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • there are 124 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 153 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 277 hospitalizations; • there are 25 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 12 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 37 ICU patients; and • the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 821.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,263 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 471,624. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
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/.
An outbreak has been declared at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in The Pas. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
An outbreak has been declared over at The Samaritan House Ministry and Safe and Warm Shelter in Brandon.
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 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 be 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.
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.
Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly. For more information, go to Cross-Departmental Reports at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.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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