COVID-19 BULLETIN #340
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
February 9, 2021
Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including: • a male in his 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, and • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.4 per cent provincially and 4.3 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 75 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, four cases have been removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 71 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 30,360. Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • three cases in Interlake–Eastern health region; • 16 cases in the Northern health region; • zero cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 51 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 1,597 active cases and 27,910 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 104 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 162 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 266 hospitalizations; • 15 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 33 ICU patients; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 853. Laboratory testing numbers show 1,322 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 492,213. 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/.
Public health officials advise a case of the B.117 COVID-19 variant of concern, which was first identified in the United Kingdom, has been identified in Manitoba. The case was related to international travel and the individual has since recovered. Initial test results were received on Jan. 22 and the test was sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory for DNA sequencing. The results were received late in the day yesterday. The individual had five contacts and to date, none has turned into a case. Any additional information will be provided as investigations continue.
Outbreaks have been declared over at Beacon Hill Lodge and Charleswood Care Centre in Winnipeg, at Rock Lake Hospital in Crystal City and at Northern Spirit Manor in Thompson.
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 travel only if essential 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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