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COVID-19 BULLETIN #358

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


February 28, 2021


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

• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg Health region; and

• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg Health region.


The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.7 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 50 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 31,859.


Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.


Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• two cases in Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 21 cases in the Northern health region;

• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• five cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

• 21 cases in the Winnipeg health region.


The data also shows:

• 1,194 active cases and 29,770 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• 72 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 120 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 192 hospitalizations;

• 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 26 ICU patients;

• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 895; and

• the total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases is five.


Laboratory testing numbers show 1,866 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 525,373.


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/.


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, and not visiting with others. 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 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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