COVID-19 BULLETIN #333
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
February 2, 2021
Due to a data reset, there are no deaths being reported today. The reset puts into place additional checks and balances, increases consistencies and improves regional data. The deaths will be updated and reported Wednesday, Feb. 3.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.6 per cent provincially and 4.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 83 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 82 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 29,733.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • five cases in Interlake–Eastern health region; • 53 cases in the Northern health region; • five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 18 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows: • 3,421 active cases and 25,480 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • there are 99 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 155 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 254 hospitalizations; • there are 24 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 36 ICU patients; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 832.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,410 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 480,277. 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://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.
An outbreak has been declared at St. Boniface Hospital unit B5 in Winnipeg. The facility has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
The outbreak has been declared over at Oakview Personal Care Home in Winnipeg and Rest Haven Personal Care Home in Steinbach.
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 are encouraged to limit their travel and 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, only socialize with your two designated people as per the current public health orders.
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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