COVID-19 BULLETIN #444
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
May 28, 2021
Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.5 per cent provincially and 14 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 497 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, four cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 493 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 50,144.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • 32 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 25 cases in the Northern health region. • 80 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 36 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 324 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 4,676 active cases and 44,426 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 238 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 74 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 312 hospitalizations; • 49 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 20 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 69 ICU patients; • 3,480 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 761,479; and • due to a data correction, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed so the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,042.
Public health officials are reminding Manitobans that in most cases, they should only seek testing at a provincial test site if they are symptomatic or have been advised by public health that they are a close contact. This will help ensure that those who need to be tested can continue to access testing as easily as possible. Manitobans have several options available to access testing, including drive-thru and walk-in sites, or by booking an appointment by calling (toll-free) 1-855-268-4318 or online at select sites at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html#appointment.
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.
An outbreak has been declared at the Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman and Eastview Place Personal Care Home in Altona. The facilities have been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
The outbreak is over at the Russell Health Centre in Russell.
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.
Due to ongoing health and safety concerns resulting from the third wave of the pandemic, Community Living disABILITY Services-funded day services for adults with intellectual disabilities will continue to be suspended for an additional two weeks in Winnipeg. The suspension will extend until June 11. Some exceptions may be made where the safety of individuals cannot be managed in residential care or at home during the day.
The Department of Families will continue to support the redeployment of day services and transportation staff to individuals’ places of residence. Individuals are encouraged to follow current public health orders, and to use virtual meetings and other technology to stay connected with friends, families and the broader community.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including 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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