• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #517

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


October 4, 2021


Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region (reported Saturday) linked to the unspecified variant of concern; and

  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health (reported Sunday) linked to the unspecified variant of concern.

Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.7 per cent provincially and 1.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 324 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 121 cases on Saturday, Oct. 2; 120 cases on Sunday, Oct. 3; and 83 cases today. This includes:

  • 25 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

  • 48 cases in the Northern health region;

  • 42 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region;

  • 122 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

  • 87 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 60,943. There were 83 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 59 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:

  • four new cases, with one not fully vaccinated, in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

  • 12 new cases, with 10 not fully vaccinated, in the Northern health region;

  • 15 new cases, with nine not fully vaccinated, in the Prairie Mountain health region;

  • 29 new cases, with 25 not fully vaccinated, in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and

  • 23 new cases, with 14 not fully vaccinated, in the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s data also shows:

  • 814 active cases and 58,916 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

  • 98 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 64 people with active COVID-19 as well as 34 people who are no longer infectious;

  • a total of 18 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 13 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;

  • 2,403 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,014,482 and

  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,213.


New public health orders will take effect tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 5, to increase COVID-19 preparedness and address the fourth wave. The province is moving to the restricted (orange) level on the Pandemic Response System, which includes introducing additional public health orders that expand requirements for proof of immunization and reduce gathering sizes when unvaccinated individuals are present, and implementing new patient protocols to ensure additional health system capacity when needed. The new orders are expected to expire Oct. 26. For more information visit https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=52562&posted=2021-10-01.

The outbreak has been declared over at Christian Heritage School in Brandon.

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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