COVID-19 BULLETIN #469
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
June 22, 2021
Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today: • a male in his 20s from Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; • a male in his 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern; • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the unspecified variant of concern; and • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.6 per cent provincially and 6.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 69 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 55,467.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows: • four cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 15 cases in the Northern health region; • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 16 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 33 cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 1,860 active cases and 52,478 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 224 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: - 123 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 87 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 210 hospitalizations; • a total of 71 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including: - 34 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 23 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 57 ICU patients in Manitoba; and - 14 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 13 in Ontario and one in Alberta; • 33 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; and • 1,243 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 817,797; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,129.
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 outbreaks have been declared over at the Dauphin River Health Centre, medical unit, in Dauphin and the St. Maurice Daycare Inc. in Winnipeg.
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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