• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #493

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 23, 2021


Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; • a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and • 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 three per cent provincially and 2.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 41 new cases of the virus have been identified today. Four cases have been removed due to case corrections, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,359. Of the 41 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • 19 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • two new cases in the Northern health region; • three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • four new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 13 new cases in the Winnipeg health region. Today’s data also shows: • 537 active cases and 55,652 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 106 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 28 people with active COVID-19 as well as 78 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 24 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including eight people in intensive care units active COVID-19 as well as 16 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,496 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 862,833; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,170. Applications for the Manitoba Immunization Card can be made at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) and following the call centre prompts. Businesses and organizations can download the Manitoba Immunization Verifier Application app from the Apple and Google Play stores. Business operators are reminded to use the Manitoba Immunization Verifier Application to confirm a person’s immunization status and then confirm the individual’s identity against government-issued identification. All Manitobans are reminded to be aware of phishing scams. Manitobans are strongly advised to not provide information to any non-government of Manitoba website or application. 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. - 30 -


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