MB Government: COVID-19 Bulletin #519

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MB Government: COVID-19 Bulletin #519

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202114 Views

October 12, 2021

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

  • a male in his 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Friday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a male in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Friday);
  • a male in his 50s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Saturday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Saturday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a male in his 50s from the Northern health region (reported Sunday);
  • a female in her 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Sunday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and
  • a male in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

Today’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.9 per cent provincially and 1.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 479 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 130 cases on Friday, Oct. 8; 90 cases on Saturday, Oct. 9; 114 cases Sunday, Oct. 10; 79 cases Monday, Oct. 11; and 66 cases today. This includes:

  • 42 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 106 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 68 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region;
  • 161 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
  • 102 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Fifteen cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 61,721.

There were 66 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 42 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:

  • three new cases with one was not fully vaccinated in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • seven new cases with six not fully vaccinated in the Northern health region;
  • eight new cases with six not fully vaccinated in the Prairie Mountain health region;
  • 24 new cases with 16 not fully vaccinated in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
  • 24 new cases with 10 not fully vaccinated in the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s data also shows:

  • 928 active cases and 59,569 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 85 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 48 people with active COVID-19 as well as 37 people who are no longer infectious;
  • a total of 16 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as five people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
  • 1,920 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,037,630; and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,224.

An outbreak has been declared at Springs Christian Academy Youville Campus in Winnipeg and two classes have been moved to the restricted (Orange) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Outbreaks have been declared over at Chemawawin Cree Nation and Salem Home in Winkler.

Currently, household members without symptoms do not need to self-isolate (quarantine) if there is a symptomatic individual or asymptomatic close contact in their home while they are waiting for test results. The symptomatic individual or asymptomatic close contact needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. It is recommended that household members wear a mask and physically distance where possible when outside the household in these circumstances and avoid leaving the home for non-essential reasons.  If the close contact becomes symptomatic, all household members unless otherwise exempt should self-isolate (quarantine) until test results are known or advised by public health. Exemptions from self-isolation (quarantine) are in place for individuals who are fully immunized or recently infected with COVID-19 in the past six months.

As a result of increased community transmission and case numbers in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, public health officials are implementing stricter household self-isolation (quarantine) requirements for this region. Household members of close contacts or symptomatic people who have not had any known COVID-19 exposures must also self-isolate. The online screening tool will provide guidance on the timeline for self-isolation. Public health officials will also provide this guidance during the contact tracing process.

Fully vaccinated (two doses) or recently infected (within six months) people will be exempt from this requirement. Asymptomatic designated workers who are not fully vaccinated, but are taking part in a regular rapid testing program are also exempt from self-isolation (quarantine). If the worker or a close contact in the household has symptoms, the exemption does not apply.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB 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#event and 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 #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit 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 Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-290-5374.

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