• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #575

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


March 24, 2022


Information about COVID-19 in Manitoba is updated on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at:

  • Case data: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/apps/manitoba-covid-19/

  • COVID-19 vaccination coverage: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/apps/manitoba-covid-19-vaccinations-dashboard-1/

  • Outbreaks: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/index.html

NOTE: Vaccine-related dashboards will be no longer be updated after March 31, as COVID-19 immunization data is also included in the weekly epidemiology reports.

Key Updates

Information about COVID-19 will continue to be updated in weekly epidemiology reports found at www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/surveillance/covid-19/index.html and online COVID-19 dashboards will no longer be available. Vaccine dashboards will continue to be updated.

Public health officials are highlighting the following trends. As of March 23, Manitoba saw:

  • 128 new hospitalizations, a 4.9 per cent increase from the previous week; and

  • 11 new ICU cases, a 57.1 per cent increase from the previous week.

As compared to people with two or more doses of vaccine, those who are not fully vaccinated are:

  • five times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19,

  • seven times as likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit, and

  • 10 times as likely to die with COVID-19.

The provincial vaccine site in Selkirk closes on March 26, followed by the Steinbach site in mid-April. For additional updates on vaccine locations and hours, or to use the vaccine finder, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/index.html.

COVID testing sites continue to operate throughout the province. For a list of locations and hours of operation, eligibility for PCR testing, and information on rapid antigen tests, visit: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/.

Deaths

Public health officials advise 15 deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a female in her 100s from Southern Health-Santé Sud (reported Friday);

  • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday);

  • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday);

  • a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday);

  • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday);

  • a female in her 70s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the outbreak at Eastview Place (reported Saturday);

  • a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);

  • a female in her 50s from Interlake-Eastern health region (reported Wednesday);

  • a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain Heath region and linked to the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home (reported Wednesday);

  • a male in his 70s from Interlake-Eastern health region (reported Wednesday);

  • a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region (reported Thursday);

  • a female in her 60s from Interlake-Eastern health region (reported Thursday);

  • a male in his 50s from the Northern health region, linked to the outbreak at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg (reported Thursday);

  • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Calvary Place Personal Care home (reported Thursday); and

  • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home (reported Thursday).

More Resources

  • COVID-19 in Manitoba: www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

  • Vaccine campaign: www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca.

  • Testing information: www.manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/index.html.

  • Enforcement statistics: https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html#cdr.

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