• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 Bulletin #408

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 21, 2021


Public health officials advise that one new death in a person with COVID -19 have been reported today: • a male in his 50s from Northern Health region. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.3 per cent provincially and 6.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 164 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 162 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 36,632. Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • 15 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; • 30 cases in the Northern health region; • 19 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 24 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and • 76 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 1,833 active cases and 33,838 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 72 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 65 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 137 hospitalizations; • 18 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 34 ICU patients; • 2,785 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 630,143; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 961. 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. Public health officials advise of a possible exposure to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern at McDonalds, 217 Mystery Lake Rd. in Thompson on April 8 from 4 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; April 10 and 11 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and April 13 and 14 from 2 to 10 p.m. Any person experiencing symptoms since attending the site should isolate immediately and go for testing. For further assistance contact Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on testing sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. An outbreak has been declared at St. Maurice Daycare Inc., in Winnipeg. The facility has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Outbreaks have been declared over at Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home in Carman, Boissevain Hospital and Evergreen Place Personal Care Home in Boissevain and the MD Practice Solutions of Manitoba Inc., Health Science Centre unit GD4, Donwwod Manor, Heritage Lodge, Lions Manor Personal Care Home, Meadowood Manor, Oakview Place and Parkview Place all in Winnipeg. 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. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly. For more information, go to Cross-Departmental Reports at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html. 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 -


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