COVID-19 BULLETIN #386
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
March 28, 2021
Public health officials advise one additional death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.9 per cent provincially and 3.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 55 new cases of the virus have been identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 33,922.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • two cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; • 13 cases in the Northern health region; • three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 10 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and • 27 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows: • 1,179 active cases and 31,809 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 59 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 81 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 140 hospitalizations; • 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 16 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 27 ICU patients; • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 934; and • the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases of B.1.1.7 is 109 and B.1.351 is 14, bringing the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases to 123.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,923 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 577,571. 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.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including information the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. - 30 -