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July 8, 2021

COIVD-19 BULLETIN #482



Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
• a male in his 60s from the Northern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern;
• a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region linked to the alpha variant of concern; and
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.4 per cent provincially and 5.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 86 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, five cases were removed due to data corrections. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 81 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 56,667.

Of the 86 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• 16 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 11 new cases in the Northern health region;
• 10 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;   
• 10 new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and   
• 39 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.
 
The data also shows:  
• 1,016 active cases and 54,494 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 142 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: 
   - 56 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 81 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 137 hospitalizations;  
• a total of 39 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
   - 13 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 21 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 34 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
   - five Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, all of whom are in Ontario;
• 40 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;
• 1,445 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 841,118; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,157.

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. 

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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