Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
a male in his 70s from the Southern Health-Sante Sud health region (reported Saturday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and
a male in his 80s from the Interlake-Eastern health region (reported Sunday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern.
Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.9 per cent provincially and 1.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 464 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 130 cases on Friday, Oct 22; 107 cases Saturday, Oct 23; 149 cases Sunday, Oct. 24; and 78 cases today. This includes:
17 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
81 cases in the Northern health region;
57 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region;
180 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
129 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
No cases have been removed due to data correction. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 62,907.
There were 78 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 59 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:
two new cases with one not fully vaccinated in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
10 new cases with five not fully vaccinated in the Northern health region;
18 new cases with 14 not fully vaccinated in the Prairie Mountain health region;
36 new cases with 32 not fully vaccinated in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
12 new cases with seven not fully vaccinated in the Winnipeg health region.
Today’s data also shows:
1,071 active cases and 60,599 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
83 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 58 people with active COVID-19 as well as 25 people who are no longer infectious;
a total of 20 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 16 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as four people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
2,130 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,073,161; and
the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,237.
Three outbreaks have been declared at the following facilities, which have been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System:
Lagimodiere campus of Springs Christian Academy, Winnipeg (Grades 1 to 6 have moved to remote learning);
Benito Personal Care Home, Benito; and
Light of the North Covenant Church, Thompson.
The outbreak at St. Augustine's Grade 6 class in Brandon has been declared over.
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 is available at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, 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.
A total of 2,068,410 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.
Manitoba vaccine sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations for COVID-19 and the 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 www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.
To date, 2,435,830 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:
1,534,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine;
808,920 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and
91,960 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The current recommendations for third doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including where they can be administered, is online at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#third.
Eligibility for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to include anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009.
More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca. For more information about COVID-19 immunization records and cards, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/index.html.