• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #518

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


October 7, 2021


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

  • a male in his 100s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday) linked to the unspecified variant of concern; and

  • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Thursday) linked to the unspecified variant of concern.

Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.4 per cent provincially and 1.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 329 new cases of the virus have been identified since Monday: 102 cases on Tuesday, Oct. 5; 95 cases on Wednesday, Oct. 6; and 132 cases today. This includes:

  • 29 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

  • 68 cases in the Northern health region;

  • 67 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region;

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

  • 79 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Fifteen cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 61,257. There were 132 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 95 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:

  • 10 new cases with nine not fully vaccinated in the Interlake-Eastern health region;

  • 37 new cases with 26 not fully vaccinated in the Northern health region;

  • 24 new cases with 16 not fully vaccinated in the Prairie Mountain health region;

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

  • 28 new cases with 19 not fully vaccinated in the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s data also shows:

  • 868 active cases and 59,174 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

  • 85 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 45 people with active COVID-19 as well as 40 people who are no longer infectious;



  • a total of 15 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including nine people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as six people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;

  • 4,000 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,024,148; and

  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,215.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday Oct. 11, some COVID-19 testing site hours of operation may have changed. Check locations and hours at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html. Two school outbreaks have been declared at:

  • Alonsa School in Alonsa and one class has been moved to the restricted (Orange) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System; and

  • Miniota School in Miniota, where the school has been moved to remote learning until Oct. 16 and moved to the critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

In partnership with the chief and council from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, provincial public health officials continue to see a trend of concerning case numbers and are working with the community and other partners to address the situation. The community has been moved to critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The chief and council have directed that public gatherings are not permitted and community residents are required to stay at home. People should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies. An exemption has been made for the hunting and fishing season, and people who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work. Non-medical masks must be worn outside the home. 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. The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 35 warnings and 19 tickets were issued for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 including:

  • five $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offenses;

  • two $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; and

  • 12 $5,000 tickets to businesses.


Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19and 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.

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.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no COVID-19 bulletin or online data updates Monday, Oct. 11. Both will resume Tuesday, Oct. 12.

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