No cases of the B.1.1.529 (omicron) variant have been detected in Manitoba at this time and the province can confirm that all positive travel-related specimens are being sequenced.
The province continues to monitor the situation and work with federal officials in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. Federal travel restrictions can be found here https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.
The province urges Manitobans to follow the public health orders, focus on the fundamentals and get vaccinated. Vaccine still provides one of the best defences against COVID-19. Find a vaccine location near you here https://protectmb.ca/making-your-appointment-is-easy/.
Public health officials advise 11 new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday);
a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday);
a male in his 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region (reported Saturday);
a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at Russell Health Centre/Russell personal care home (reported Saturday);
a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Saturday);
a female in her 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud (reported Saturday);
a female in her 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the outbreak at Third Crossing Manor (reported Saturday);
a female in her 60s from the Northern health region (reported Sunday);
a female in her 70s from the Southern Health- Santé Sud (reported Sunday);
a female in her 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region (reported Sunday); and
a male in his 80s from the Southern Health- Santé Sud (reported Sunday).
Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.1 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 495 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 153 cases on Friday, Nov. 26; 124 cases on Saturday, Nov. 27; and 132 cases on Sunday, Nov 28; and 86 cases today. This includes:
Interlake Eastern health region - 29
Northern health region - 50
Prairie Mountain health region - 52
Southern Health-Sante Sud health region - 216
Winnipeg health region - 148
Seventeen cases have been removed due to data correction. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 67,753.
There were 86 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 40 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:
Interlake Eastern health region - 5 cases, 0 not fully immunized
Northern health region - 10 cases, 3 not fully immunnized
Prairie Mountain health region - 11 cases, 7 not fully immunized
Southern Health-Sante Sud health region - 30 cases, 21 not fully immunized
Winnipeg health region - 30 cases, 9 not fully immunized
Today’s data also shows:
1,493 active cases and 64,945 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
142 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 98 people with active COVID-19 as well as 44 people who are no longer infectious;
a total of 25 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 19 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as six people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
2,095 laboratory tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,171,960; and
the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,315.
Outbreaks have been declared at:
Donwood assisted living in Winnipeg.
The facility has been moved to critical (Red) level on the Pandemic Response System.
An outbreak has been declared at the following school:
St. Alphonsus School, grade 3 class, in Winnipeg.
The class has been moved to remote learning and the school moved to the Restricted (Orange) level on the Pandemic Response System.
Outbreaks have been declared over at:
Benito personal care home; and
Health Sciences Centre, GD4 unit.
Eligibility for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine includes anyone aged five or older. A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all adults a minimum of six months after their last dose, with limited exceptions. More information is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#third.
A total of 2,162,719 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. Many Manitoba vaccine sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations for COVID and seasonal flu. Eligible individuals can book their appointments online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). For hours and days of operation, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.
The COVID-19 vaccine supersite at the Thompson Regional Community Centre (TRCC), 274 Thompson Dr. in Thompson will close after Wednesday, Dec. 1. A new regional pop-up clinic will open Dec. 7 at 15 Selkirk Ave. and run Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 to 6:00 p.m. To find a vaccine location near you, visit https://protectmb.ca/making-your-appointment-is-easy/.
More resources about:
Vaccine campaign in Manitoba: www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca.
Possible exposure locations by region: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event
Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.
Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba: www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.