COVID-19 BULLETIN #494
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
July 26, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend: • Saturday, July 24: - a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; • Sunday, July 25: - a male in his 50s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and • Monday, July 26: - no new deaths reported.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent provincially and 1.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 103 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 62 cases on Saturday, July 24; 30 cases on Sunday, July 25; and 11 cases today. Six cases have been removed due to case corrections (four Saturday, one Sunday and one Monday), bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,456.
Of the 11 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • two new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • one new case in the Northern health region; • zero new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • five new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • three new cases in the Winnipeg health region. Today’s data also shows: • 528 active cases and 55,756 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 110 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 39 people with active COVID-19 as well as 71 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 26 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including eight people in intensive care units active COVID-19 as well as 18 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,240 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 867,027; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,172.
An outbreak has been declared on the medicine unit at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach. The site has been moved to Critical (Red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System website. An outbreak has been declared over at Deer Lodge Centre’s L4W unit in Winnipeg.
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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