• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #531

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


November 22, 2021


Public health officials advise 11 new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a female in her 70s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the B.1.617.2 (delta) variant of concern (reported Friday);

  • a male in his 60s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the unspecified variant of concern (reported Friday);

  • a male in his 70s from Southern Health-Santé Sud (reported Friday);

  • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the unspecified variant of concern (reported Friday);

  • a male in his 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the outbreak at Third Crossing Manor (reported Saturday);

  • a female in her 70s from Interlake-Eastern health region and linked to the unspecified variant of concern (reported Sunday);

  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the unspecified variant of concern (reported Sunday);

  • a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Health Sciences Centre GD4 unit and the unspecified variant of concern (reported Sunday);

  • a female in her 40s from Southern Health-Santé Sud (reported Sunday);

  • a male in his 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the unspecified variant of concern (reported Monday); and

  • a female in her 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud (reported Monday).

Today’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.7 per cent provincially and 2.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 660 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 201 cases on Friday, Nov. 19; 164 cases on Saturday, Nov. 20; 159 cases on Sunday, Nov. 21; and 136 cases today. This includes: RegionCasesInterlake-Eastern health region50Northern health region82Prairie Mountain Health region85Southern Health-Santé Sud health region258Winnipeg health region185

Eighteen cases have been removed due to data correction. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 66,826. There were 136 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 71 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes: RegionCasesNot Fully VaccinatedInterlake-Eastern health region11nineNorthern health region30fivePrairie Mountain Health region2012Southern Health-Santé Sud health region4533Winnipeg health region3012Today’s data also shows:

  • 1,528 active cases and 64,006 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

  • 152 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 107 people with active COVID-19 as well as 45 people who are no longer infectious;

  • a total of 24 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 18 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;

  • 2,549 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,153,020; and

  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,292.

Outbreaks have been declared at:

  • Manitoba Development Centre Lawnside unit in Portage la Prairie;

  • Holy Family Home in Winnipeg;

  • Grace Hospital 4 North surgery unit in Winnipeg;

  • Village View Lodge assisted living in Plumas;and

  • Country Meadow personal care home in Neepawa.

The facilities have been moved to Critical (Red) level on the Pandemic Response System. The COVID-19 testing site at 1181 Portage Ave. will close after Friday, Nov 26. To view all testing locations, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html#list.

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.

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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