As of 9:30 A.M. Saturday, another 349 new Cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba. A number of possible COVID-19 exposures in the Southeast have also been announced.

Public health has indicated that there have been two possible exposures at Woodlawn School, one on October 22nd, and the other on October 30th. In addition, individuals with confirmed COVID-19 test results were in the Mitchell Middle School on October 22nd while they may have been infections.

Meanwhile, there have also been possible exposures at Les P’tites Brisous Inc. On October 20th, and 21st, Collège Lorette Collegiate on October 23rd, and Ste. Anne Collegiate on October 25th. Those identified as close contacts will be or have been contacted by public health and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine).

As of Saturday morning, two additional deaths related to COVID-19 are also being reported in the province. Both are in the Winnipeg Health Region, a female in her 90's linked to an outbreak at Maples Personal Care Home and a female in her 50's. These bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 67.

Of the 349 new cases, one was identified Tuesday, three were identified Wednesday, 131 were identified Thursday, and 214 were identified on Friday.

34 of the newly announced cases are in Southern Health with 5 in Steinbach, 9 in Hanover, 4 in Tache, 1 in the Rural East District, 1 in the Ste. Anne/ La Broquerie District, and 2 in the Niverville/Ritchot District.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.7% and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is now 5,723.

Today’s data shows:

  • 33 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region.
  • 35 cases in the Northern health region.
  • 16 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
  • 34 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
  • 231 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are now 3,010 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba and 2,646 individuals who have recovered.

Effective Monday, Nov. 2, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System and the rest of the province including the Southeast will be Restricted level (orange).

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to cut down the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.
  • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
  • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders.