• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #495

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 27, 2021


Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.8 per cent provincially and 1.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 23 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases have been removed due to data corrections. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 20 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,476. Of the 23 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • four new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • two new cases in the Northern health region; • two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • six new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • nine new cases in the Winnipeg health region. Today’s data also shows: • 498 active cases and 55,806 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 107 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 36 people with active COVID-19 as well as 71 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 27 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 10 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,070 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 868,098; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,172. 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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