The latest addition to the province's COVID-19 response plan is creating a dashboard for COVID-19 cases associated with schools.
As part of the government’s effort to protect Manitobans, students, parents and educators will have access to a new interactive, user-friendly dashboard with information about COVID-19 cases associated with public and independent schools.
The online tool reports and maps confirmed school-related cases of COVID-19 in public and independent schools using Manitoba’s Public Health Information Management System. It features recent and cumulative case counts, which will be updated twice weekly.
To be as transparent as possible, the dashboard also includes cases where the student or staff may not have been at school during period of communicability. The new dashboard is located at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/schools/.
Public health officials advise two additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Southeast Personal Care Home.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.7 per cent provincially and 3.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 110 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 29,968.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 39 cases in the Northern health region;
• 33 cases in Interlake–Eastern health region;
• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 26 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,340 active cases and 25,791 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 109 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 264 hospitalizations;
• there are 20 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 16 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 36 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 837.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,183 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 484,302. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.