Seven additional deaths from Covid-19 in Manitoba November 23

543 new cases in Manitoba Monday, November 23, Manitoba now at 8,498 active cases

November 23, 2020, 1:04 pm


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Public health officials advise seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Maples Long-Term Care Home outbreak;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the Holy Family Personal Care Home outbreak;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the Menno Home outbreak;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14 per cent provincially and 13.8 per cent in Winnipeg, and 543 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 14,087.

Today’s data shows:
• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 27 cases in the Northern health region;
• 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 118 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 368 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are currently 6,094 active cases in the Winnipeg region, 1,168 active cases in the Southern Health Region, 521 cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, 449 in the Northern Health Region, and 266 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, which includes Brandon and all of southwest Manitoba. In the Souris River District with Prairie Mountain, which includes the Elkhorn, Virden, Reston, and Melita areas, there are currently 28 active cases.

The data also shows:
• 8,498 active cases and 5,353 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 296 people in hospital with 52 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 236.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,798 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 333,694. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at the Flin Flon Personal Care Home in Flin Flon and the Charleswood Care Centre in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The testing location in Selkirk is moving to the old hospital site at 100 Easton Dr. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The site will provide walk-in services, and will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Appointments can be made by phone or online.

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.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to 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 anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For information on self-isolation, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/symptoms.html.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.


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