• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #448

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


June 1, 2021


Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region; • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12 per cent provincially and 13.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 232 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 226 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 51,316.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • 10 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 13 cases in the Northern health region; • five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 36 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 168 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 4,333 active cases and 45,927 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 229 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 76 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 305 hospitalizations; • 51 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 21 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 72 ICU patients; • 2,396 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 772,477; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,056.

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 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.

Outbreaks have been declared at Health Sciences Centre, GD4; Grace Hospital, 3 South; and Beacon Hill Lodge Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, and the Surgery Unit at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre in Dauphin. The facilities have been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

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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