• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #534

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 1, 2021


No cases of the B.1.1.529 (omicron) variant have been detected in Manitoba at this time and the province can confirm that all positive travel-related specimens are being sequenced. The province continues to monitor the situation and work with federal officials in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. Federal travel restrictions can be found here https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid. The province urges Manitobans to follow the public health orders, focus on the fundamentals and get vaccinated. Vaccination still provides one of the best defences against COVID-19. Find a vaccine location near you here https://protectmb.ca/making-your-appointment-is-easy/. Public health officials advise six new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a male in his 40s from the Northern health region (reported Tuesday);

  • a male in his 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region (reported Tuesday);

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

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

  • a male in his 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region, linked to the outbreak at Third Manor Crossing (reported Wednesday); and

  • a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Grace Hospital (4 North), Surgery Unit (reported Wednesday).

Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent provincially and 2.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 252 new cases of the virus have been identified since Monday: 128 cases on Tuesday, Nov. 30; and 124 cases today. This includes: RegionCasesInterlake-Eastern health region29Northern health region17Prairie Mountain Health region31Southern Health-Santé Sud health region114Winnipeg health region61Six cases have been removed due to data correction. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 67,999.

There were 124 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 69 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:

Region

Cases

Not Fully Vaccinated

Interlake-Eastern health region

21

12

Northern health region

4

3

Prairie Mountain Health region

20

8

Southern Health-Santé Sud health region

48

31

Winnipeg health region

31

15

Today’s data also shows:

  • 1,383 active cases and 65,295 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

  • 143 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 93 people with active COVID-19 as well as 50 people who are no longer infectious;

  • a total of 24 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 17 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;

  • 3,082 laboratory tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,177,017; and

  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,321.

An outbreak has been declared at:

  • Selkirk Regional Health Centre, medicine unit, in Selkirk.

The facility has been moved to Critical (Red) level on the Pandemic Response System.

Outbreaks have been declared over at:

  • Portage District General Hospital, Medical Unit;

  • Neepawa Health Centre;

  • Ralph Maybank School, Grade 5/6 class, Winnipeg; and

  • École Sacré-Coeur, Grade 2 class, Winnipeg.

The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 87 warnings and 17 tickets were issued for the week of Nov. 22 to 28, including:

• four $1,296 tickets to individuals;

• 11 $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; and

• two $8,550 tickets to individuals for the Federal Quarantine Act.

Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and 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.

Vaccine

Eligibility for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine includes anyone aged five or older. A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all adults a minimum of six months after their last dose, with limited exceptions. More information is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#third.

A total of 2,173,874 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba, including 14,101 first doses given to children aged five to 11. This represents 11.3 per cent of children in that age group. As of today, 80.5 per cent of all eligible Manitobans aged five and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 77.1 per cent have received two doses. Manitoba’s online vaccine dashboard will be updated in the coming days to include updated statistics about this demographic, as well as third doses.

In-school vaccine clinics for children aged five to 11 begin this week and are expected to take place over the coming weeks. Schools with clinics will send home information about the vaccine and consent forms to parents and caregivers in advance. In some cases, the schools will also offer vaccine clinics outside of school hours that are open to families and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine supersite at the Thompson Regional Community Centre, 274 Thompson Dr. in Thompson will close today, Wednesday, Dec. 1. A new regional pop-up clinic will open Dec. 7 at 15 Selkirk Ave. and run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To find a vaccine location near you, visit https://protectmb.ca/making-your-appointment-is-easy/.

Many Manitoba vaccine sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations for COVID and seasonal flu. Eligible individuals can book their appointments online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

For hours and days of operation, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.

More resources about:

  • Vaccine campaign in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca. 

  • Possible exposure locations by region, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event.

  • Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data, visit https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.

  • Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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