• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #498

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 30, 2021


Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a female in her 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent provincially and 1.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 46 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 45 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,593. Of the 46 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • 12 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 17 new cases in the Northern health region; • one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • four new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 12 new cases in the Winnipeg health region. Today’s data also shows: • 542 active cases and 55,873 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 93 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19, including 34 people with active COVID-19, as well as 59 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 25 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19, including nine people in intensive care units with active COVID-19, as well as 16 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,613 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 873,199; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,178. The outbreak at Marie Thorarinson Estates Assisted Living Facility in Arborg has been declared over. Due to the August long weekend some COVID-19 testing site hours of operation may have changed. Check locations and hours at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html. 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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