With Friday's update, Manitoba has now reached a total of 10,216 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the first case was idenitified earlier this year.  Five deaths were also announced, three in the Winnipeg Health region, one in Northern Health and one in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. There have now been 137 deaths related to COVID-19.

• a female in her 40s from the Northern health region;
• a female in her 60s from the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; and
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region.

Meanwhile, public health officials also announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 was in Carman Collegiate November 2nd when the individual may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the school community. Close contacts have been advised to self-isolate, and seek testing if symptoms develop.


The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.6 per cent provincially and 12.2 per cent in Winnipeg, and 437 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, three cases were removed due to being out-of-province and a data correction. This brings the net new cases to 434.

Today’s data shows:

· 33 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;

· 28 cases in the Northern health region;

· 20 cases in Prairie Mountain Health;

· 96 cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and

· 260 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

· 6,307 active cases and 3,772 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;

· there are 231 people in hospital with 34 people in intensive care; and

· the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 137.

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,335 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 303,559.

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home in Gilbert Plains, Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd. worksite in Brandon, Adult and Teen Challenge in Winnipeg, Golden Links Lodge in Winnipeg, Brooklyn Terrace in Steinbach and Reston School in Reston. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce 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, or when any member of your family is sick.

· 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.

Public health officials are also advising that the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear personal protective equipment while at work, such as health-care workers, first responders or teachers and educational assistants.