• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #411

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 24, 2021


Public health officials advise that three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:

• a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;

• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at the Russell Health Centre.


The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.8 per cent provincially and 7.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 276 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, six cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 270 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 37,339.


Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

• 21 cases in the Northern health region;

• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

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

• 183 cases in the Winnipeg health region.


The data also shows:

• 1,891 active cases and 34,481 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

• 74 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 66 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 140 hospitalizations;

• 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 13 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 34 ICU patients;

• 2,815 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 640,928; and

• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 967.


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.


The outbreak has been declared over at Middlechurch Home in Winnipeg.


Public health officials are advising of possible exposures on Winnipeg Transit to cases that have been determined to be a variant of concern. Exposures include:

• Apr. 19 on Route 18 from Osborne St. at Broadway to Main St. and Rupertsland Ave. from approximately 11:15 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.; and

• Apr. 13, 14 and 15 on Route 59 to Island Lakes from Main St. and Pioneer Ave. to Ebb Tide Dr. and Island Shore Blvd. from approximately 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.


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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