• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #506

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


August 26, 2021


Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 is being reported today: • a male in his 20s from Interlake-Eastern health region.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.8 per cent provincially and 1.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 201 new cases of the virus have been identified since Monday: 40 cases on Tuesday, Aug. 24; 105 cases Wednesday, Aug. 25; and 56 today. Five cases have been removed due to data corrections, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 58,479. Today’s data also shows: • 443 active cases and 56,847 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 65 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 18 people with active COVID-19 as well as 47 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 21 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including four 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; • 1993 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 915,769 and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,189.

Due to required construction at the location, the COVID-19 testing site at 2735 Pembina Hwy. is now closed. The drive-up site at 1 Research Rd. will continue to offer testing in south Winnipeg. To view all testing locations, visit https://bit.ly/3xDFbOJ.

The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 27 warnings and 10 tickets were issued for the week of Aug. 9 to 22: • three $1,296 tickets to individuals; • four $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; • two $5,000 tickets to businesses; and • one $8,550 ticket to an individual for the Federal Quarantine Act.

Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html#cdr.

An outbreak has been declared at George M. Guimond Care Centre, Sagkeeng First Nation. The facility has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The outbreak has been declared over at Surgical Unit Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Selkirk.

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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