• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #405

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 18, 2021

Public health officials advise that one new death in people with COVID-19 has been reported today, a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.6 per cent provincially and 5.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 170 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases were removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 167 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 36,159.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • seven cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 36 cases in the Northern health region; • 18 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 13 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 96 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 1,688 active cases and 33,512 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 61 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 71 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 132 hospitalizations; • 16 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 33 ICU patients; • 2,346 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 622,343; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 959.

Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

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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