• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #529

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


November 15, 2021


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

  • a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain Health region linked to an unspecified variant of concern (reported Sunday);

  • a female in her 50s from Interlake–Eastern health region linked to an unspecified variant of concern (reported Sunday);

  • a female in her 100s from Interlake–Eastern health region linked to an unspecified variant of concern (reported Sunday); and

  • a male in his 80s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region (reported Monday).

Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.9 per cent provincially and 3.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 399 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 140 cases on Saturday, Nov. 13; 102 cases on Sunday, Nov. 14; and 157 cases today. This includes: RegionCasesInterlake–Eastern health region31Northern health region68Prairie Mountain Health region36Southern Health–Santé Sud health region119Winnipeg health region145Seven cases have been removed due to data correction. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 65,763. There were 157 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 81 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes: RegionCasesNot Fully VaccinatedInterlake–Eastern health regionsixtwoNorthern health region3113Prairie Mountain Health region12eightSouthern Health–Santé Sud health region7241Winnipeg health region3617

Today’s data also shows:

  • 1,499 active cases and 62,991 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

  • 146 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 111 people with active COVID-19 as well as 35 people who are no longer infectious;

  • a total of 31 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 24 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as seven people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;

  • 2,589 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,132,908; and

  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,273.

Outbreaks have been declared at:

  • Portage District General Hospital Dialysis Unit in Portage la Prairie.

The facilities have been moved to Critical (Red) level on the Pandemic Response System.

Outbreaks have been declared at:

  • Westdale School, Grade 6-1, in Winnipeg.

The classes have been moved to remote learning and the schools moved to the Restricted (Orange) level on the Pandemic Response System.

The outbreak at River Heights School, kindergarten cohort, in Brandon has been declared over. The school has returned to the Caution (Yellow) level on the Pandemic Response System.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s 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.

Families of personal care home (PCH) residents are reminded that effective today, Monday, Nov. 15, all designated family caregivers will be required to provide proof of full vaccination upon each entry to their loved one’s PCH.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be able to visit as a general visitor, by appointment, and in a visitation shelter or other designated location. Families are advised to be in contact with PCH operators directly with any questions related to scheduling of appointments.

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 Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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