COVID-19 BULLETIN #514
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
September 23, 2021
Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern (reported Tuesday); and
a male in his 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern (reported Wednesday).
Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent provincially and one per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 203 new cases of the virus have been identified since Monday: 66 cases on Tuesday, Sept. 21; 70 cases on Wednesday, Sept. 22; and 67 cases today. Eighteen cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 59,944. There were 67 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 52 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:
eight new cases, with five not fully vaccinated, in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
five new cases, with four not fully vaccinated, in the Northern health region;
12 new cases, with 10 not fully vaccinated, in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
28 new cases, with 25 not fully vaccinated, in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
14 new cases, with eight not fully vaccinated, in the Winnipeg health region.
Today’s data also shows:
496 active cases and 58,241 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
68 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 35 people with active COVID-19 as well as 33 people who are no longer infectious;
a total of 14 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including nine people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as five people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
3,043 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 979,024 and
the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,207.
An outbreak of COVID-19 linked to the delta variant has been declared at Christian Heritage School in Brandon. One class has been moved to remote learning until Oct. 1, and close contacts have been notified and are self-isolating. 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#eventand click on your region. The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 41 warnings and 22 tickets were issued for the week of Sept 13 to 19 including:
one $1,296 ticket to an individual;
11 $298 tickets for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places; and
10 $5,000 tickets to businesses.
The Manitoba government is committed to protecting Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19 through public health orders, which are enforced through ticketing and accompanying fines. As of Monday, Sept. 6, a total of $241,483 has been collected for COVID-19 related offences under the Public Health Act, the Emergency Measures Act, and the Quarantine Act (Canada). Manitobans are reminded that unpaid fines for tickets for Public Health Act offences proceed through the provincial offences court. If the ticket is not responded to during the response period indicated on the ticket, the individual would be default convicted and a $100-default conviction penalty would be applied. In such cases, the individual would also be prohibited from renewing a driver’s license or vehicle registration until the amount is paid. Unpaid amounts are also sent to a collection agency for further collection action. Information related to unpaid fines for tickets is available on Manitoba Justice’s website at www.gov.mb.ca/justice/tickets/index.html. 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. - 30 -