Another eight Manitobans have died with COVID-19.
Today's death toll includes:
- a male in his 70s from the Northern health region;
- a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at Health Sciences Centre GA4;
- a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region,
- a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an outbreak at the Southeast Personal Care Home;
- a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
- a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region.
Public health officials have confirmed another 189 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in Manitoba to 27,511. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.4 per cent provincially and 7.2 per cent in Winnipeg. Of the 189 new cases, eight are in Southern Health including three in Steinbach and one in the St. Pierre/ De Salaberry district.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
- 12 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
- 95 cases in the Northern health region;
- nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- eight cases in the Southern Health region; and
- 65 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
- 3,081 active cases and 23,661 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
- 137 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 155 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 292 hospitalizations;
- 24 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 39 ICU patients; and
- 769 total deaths due to COVID-19.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,054 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 452,157. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear. Information on COVID-19 symptoms and guidance on when you should get tested is available here.
Manitobans should only leave their homes for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.
Public health officials are also advising that if anyone is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For health-care workers, exceptions may apply and staff may be able/required to report to work after contacting their workplace occupational health services or designate. Information on self-isolation, including exceptions, is available here.
The online COVID-19 self-assessment tool can be found here.