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COVID-19: Manitoba Media Bulletin
October 21, 2021 COVID-19 BULLETIN #522
Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern; • a male in his 50s from the Northern health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern; • a female in her 60s from Winnipeg health region (reported Tuesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and • a male in his 80s from Southern Health-Sante Sud health region (reported Wednesday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern.
Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.2 per cent provincially and 1.3 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 245 new cases of the virus have been identified since Monday: 102 cases on Tuesday, Oct. 19.; 51 cases Wednesday, Oct. 20.; and 92 cases today. This includes: • 16 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; • 57 cases in the Northern health region; • 20 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region; • 102 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and • 50 cases in the Winnipeg health region. Six cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 62,469.
There were 92 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 65 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes: • two new cases with two not fully vaccinated in the Interlake-Eastern health region; • 21 new cases with 15 not fully vaccinated in the Northern health region; • seven new cases with five not fully vaccinated in the Prairie Mountain health region; • 47 new cases with 34 not fully vaccinated in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and • 15 new cases with nine not fully vaccinated in the Winnipeg health region.
Today’s data also shows: • 926 active cases and 60,308 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 87 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 56 people with active COVID-19 as well as 31 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 20 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 17 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as three people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 3,208 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,062,342; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,235.
The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.
A total of 41 warnings and 12 tickets were issued for the week of October 11 - 17, including: • five $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences; • five $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; and • two $5,000 tickets to businesses.
Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly at: https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html#cdr.
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#eventand 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.