COVID-19 BULLETIN #489
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
July 19, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in people with COVID-19 is being reported today. This includes a death reported on Sunday: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.6 per cent provincially and 3.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 143 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 62 cases on Saturday, July 17; 44 cases on Sunday, July 18; and 37 cases today. Four cases have been removed due to case corrections, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,204.
Of the 37 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • eight new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • zero new cases in the Northern health region; • zero new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • eight new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 21 new cases in the Winnipeg health region. Today’s data also shows: • 922 active cases and 55,117 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 117 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 36 people with active COVID-19 as well as 81 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 27 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including nine people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,265 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 856,827; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,165.
A total of 57 COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care to hospitals in 16 communities between May 18 and June 9. The one remaining COVID-19 patient receiving care out of province was returned to a Manitoba hospital on Friday, bringing the number of returnees to 45. Manitoba health officials are grateful to colleagues in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta for their assistance in the care of Manitobans with COVID-19.
An outbreak has been declared at the Mary Thorarinson Estates assisted-living facility in Arborg. The site has been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. In addition, public health officials are reporting a possible COVID-19 exposure on Perimeter Flight JV415 from Shamattawa to Thompson from 5:42 to 6:55 p.m. on July 16.
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 available 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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