• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #479

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 5, 2021


Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend: Saturday, July 3: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; Sunday, July 4: • a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the linked to the alpha variant of concern; • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the linked to the alpha variant of concern; and Monday, July 5: • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.3 per cent provincially and 6.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 177 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 48 cases on Saturday July 3, 64 cases on Sunday, July 4 and 65 cases today. However, one case was removed on Saturday due to data correction and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 56,482.

Of the 65 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • nine new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • five new cases in the Northern health region; • 11 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • five new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 35 new cases in the Winnipeg health region. The data also shows: • 1,022 active cases and 54,309 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 156 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: - 63 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 150 hospitalizations; • a total of 46 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including: - 16 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 24 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 40 ICU patients in Manitoba; and - six Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, all of whom are in Ontario; • 39 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; • 1,126 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 837,004; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,151.

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.

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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