COVID-19 BULLETIN #515
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
September 27, 2021
Public health officials advise that Manitoba is now clearly at the beginning of the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. Manitobans are reminded to continue to practice the fundamentals, reduce the number of close contacts and to get immunized as soon as possible. Two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
a male in his 40s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region (reported Sunday); and
a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Sunday).
Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent provincially and 1.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 366 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 60 cases on Fri., Sept. 24; 100 cases on Sat., Sept. 25; 113 cases on Sun. Sept. 26; and 93 cases today. This includes:
28 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
25 cases in the Northern health region;
55 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
150 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
108 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Nine cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 60,294. There were 93 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 67 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:
seven new cases, with six not fully vaccinated, in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
eight new cases, with six not fully vaccinated, in the Northern health region;
seven new cases, with four not fully vaccinated, in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
46 new cases, with 41 not fully vaccinated, in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
25 new cases, with 10 not fully vaccinated, in the Winnipeg health region.
Today’s data also shows:
646 active cases and 58,439 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
77 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 43 people with active COVID-19 as well as 34 people who are no longer infectious;
a total of 19 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 14 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;
2,480 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 993,150; and
the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,209.
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. 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 -