384 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths were announced Tuesday by public health officials.83 of those cases are within Southern Health, with one death, a man in his 70s. The remaining four deaths are from the Winnipeg Health region, bringing the total number of deaths to 114.
· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
· a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
· a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Seine River Retirement Residence;
· a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home outbreak, and
· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital outbreak.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.6 per cent provincially and 10 per cent in Winnipeg, and 384 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to being out of province, which brings the net new cases to 383 and brings the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 8,878.
Today’s data shows:
· 26 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
· 41 cases in the Northern health region;
· 18 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
· 83 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
· 216 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
· 5,390 active cases and 3,374 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
· there are 207 people in hospital with 30 people in intensive care; and
· the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 114.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,762 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 290,560.
Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Bethania Mennonite personal care home in Winnipeg, Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, St. Amant Health and Transition Services in Winnipeg, Extendicare Tuxedo Villa personal care home in Winnipeg and Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo in Winnipeg. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Officials advise the COIVD-19 outbreaks on the B5 unit at St. Boniface Hospital and at Birds’ Hill School have been declared over. The unit and school will return to regular operations.
Tuesday morning Premier Brian Pallister and Provincial Public Helath Officer Brent Roussin announced the entire province would be moving to the "Red" level of the Pandemic Response System effective Thursday, November 12th with even tighter restrictions put in place.