• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 Bulletin #399

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 12, 2021


Public health officials advise that no additional deaths in a person with COVID-19 are being reported today.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.2 per cent provincially and 5.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 114 new cases of the virus have been identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 35,327. Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • three cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 36 cases in the Northern health region; • nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • four cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 62 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 1,370 active cases and 33,008 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 57 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 78 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 135 hospitalizations; • 14 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 33 ICU patients; • 2,030 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 606,373; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 949.

Data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. This dashboard will be the main source of information as the B.1.1.7 is becoming the dominant variant in Manitoba. Additional data related to COVID-19, data on outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Emerson Health Centre in Emerson. The site has been moved to the Critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. A new Fast Pass site opened in Winkler today at the existing drive-thru testing site at 485 George Ave. for eligible school staff and those working in licensed child-care centres. No appointments are necessary and the site operates in the drive-thru format. Clients will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria and to present proof of eligibility, such as a work identification card or letter for the Fast Pass program, upon arrival and will then be given a rapid test.

Hours of operation for the Winkler Fast Pass program are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on the Fast Pass program, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/rapid-testing.html.

Other 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.

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