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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

June 16, 2021

COVID-19 BULLETIN #463



Public health officials advise seven new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern and to the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital;
• a female in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital; and
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern and to the outbreak at Seven Oaks General Hospital, 3U4-7.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.7 per cent provincially and 9.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 144 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case was removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 143 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 54,739.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• eight cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 18 cases in the Northern health region.
• nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;   
• 29 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and   
• 80 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:  
• 2,799 active cases and 50,829 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 273 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: 
   - 166 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 85 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 251 hospitalizations;  
• a total of 83 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
   - 44 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 61 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
   - 22 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 21 in Ontario and one in Alberta;  
• 28 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
   - no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday;
• 2,096 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 807,291; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,111.

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 on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site. 

Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly. For more information, go to Cross-Departmental Reports at https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html.

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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