COVID-19 BULLETIN #464
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
June 17, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today: • a female in her 60s 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 8.8 per cent provincially and 8.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 183 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, seven cases were removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 176 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 54,915.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 34 cases in the Northern health region; • 20 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 27 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 90 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 2,532 active cases and 51,271 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 266 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: - 155 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 91 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 246 hospitalizations; • a total of 80 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including: - 40 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 20 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 60 ICU patients in Manitoba; and - 20 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 19 in Ontario and one in Alberta; • 30 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and - no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday; • 2,079 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 809,449; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,112.
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.
The outbreak is declared over at Tabor Home in Morden and Bethesda Regional Health Centre, medical unit, in Steinbach.
Students in Dauphin will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the year, while Morden will resume in-class learning on June 21.
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.
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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