COVID-19 BULLETIN #445
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
May 29, 2021
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a male in his 20s from the Winnipeg Health region; • a male in his 20s from the Winnipeg Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and • a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
Due to technical issues, only limited data is available for the bulletin, but information will be updated online as soon as possible.
As of 9:30 a.m. today, 357 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 355 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 50,499.
The data also shows: • 44,819 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,045.
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 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.
A new walk-in testing site at 1125 Empress St. in Winnipeg opened today. The site operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offers testing by appointments that can be booked by calling (toll-free) 1-855-268-4318. More information on COVID-19 testing is available at:www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/index.html.
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 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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