COVID-19 Bulletin #557

COVID-19 Bulletin #557

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by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202260 Views


January 21, 2022

Information about COVID-19 in Manitoba is updated weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on these DataMB dashboards:

  • 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/

Key Updates

  • Only symptomatic individuals or those advised by public health should visit a COVID-19 provincial testing site. Rapid antigen tests will continue to be used for the majority of people visiting a provincial testing site. Those who are at higher risk of severe illness as well as some groups who have tested positive on a rapid antigen test will still be eligible for PCR testing. Detailed information on updated COVID-19 testing eligibility can be found at:
    https://gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/index.html.

Deaths

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

  • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Thursday);
  • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Thursday);
  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Thursday);
  • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region an linked to the outbreak at Actionmarguerite St. Joseph (reported Thursday);
  • a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Oakview Place personal care home (reported Thursday);
  • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Thursday);
  • a female in her 50s from Southern Health Santé-Sud (reported Thursday);
  • a male in his 60s from the Interlake-Eastern health region (reported Friday);
  • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday);
  • a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday);
  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday);
  • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region an linked to the outbreak at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface (reported Friday);
  • a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Vista Park Lodge (reported Friday);
  • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region an linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital, unit 4 south (reported Friday); and
  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday).

Outbreaks

Outbreaks have been declared at:

  • Health Sciences Centre, unit PX3, Winnipeg; and
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre, 300 surgical unit, Brandon.

Outbreak declared over at:

  • Health Sciences Centre, unit GA5, Winnipeg.

Vaccine

The RBC provincial vaccine clinic is open for walk-in appointments.

Manitobans who are eligible for a third dose or booster are urged to get one. The booster dose is readily available to everyone over age 18 in Manitoba. It is most important that those who are 50 and over get immunized with a third dose right away, because this age group is experiencing – and will continue to experience – more severe outcomes, including hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths.

Manitobans who live in First Nations communities, have diabetes, or are immunocompromised are urged to get a third dose. A complete listing of the medical conditions that would classify a person as immunocompromised can be found at https://protectmb.ca.

Delivering the second round of vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 gets underway this week. It is recommended by Health Canada, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and public health that the second dose be administered eight weeks following the first dose.

As of today, a total of 67,528 first doses have been given to children ages five to 11, or 54 per cent of that age group.

Manitobans are encouraged to get their second and third doses as quickly as possible. While COVID-19 vaccine appointments continue to be available at regional or provincial vaccine clinics, for many people the fastest way to be immunized is at a nearby medical clinic, pharmacy or urban Indigenous clinic. Check the online vaccine finder or a medical clinic or pharmacy near you that provides the COVID-19 vaccine to find the next available opportunity to be immunized. The timeline between second and third doses and eligibility criteria information can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html.

Eligible individuals can book their appointments online, by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) or by contacting their local pharmacy or medical clinic directly. Visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html for some of the available options.

More Resources

  • Vaccine campaign in Manitoba: www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca.
  • Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.
  • Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba: www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications and Engagement: [email protected].
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-451-7109.

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