• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #503

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


August 16, 2021


Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today including deaths reported on the weekend: • a female in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region; • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region; and • a male in his 60s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent provincially and 1.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 102 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 25 cases on Friday, Aug. 13; 24 cases on Saturday, Aug. 14; 20 cases on Sunday, Aug. 15; and 33 cases on Monday, Aug. 16.

Four cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 58,049.

Today’s data also shows: • 591 active cases and 56,271 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 69 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 15 people with active COVID-19 as well as 54people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 12 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including two people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 10 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,380 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 897,858; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,187.

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 is available at: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, 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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