Manitoba Daily

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Manitoba health officials report seven more deaths from COVID-19, 203 new cases

Manitoba public health officials reported another seven deaths due to COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the province’s death toll to 733. As well, 203 new cases of the virus have been identified.

The deaths include three linked to outbreaks at personal care homes in Winnipeg: a woman in her 90s from the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre; another woman in her 90s from Deer Lodge Centre; and a woman in her 100s from Oakview Place Personal Care Home. As well, a man in his 40s, another man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and a man in his 50s from Southern Health passed away. A total of 116 Manitobans have now been reported dead from COVID-19 since Christmas Eve.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.9% provincially and 9.4% in Winnipeg. The 203 new cases of the virus bring the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 26,166. Those include 85 cases in Winnipeg, 54 in Northern, 38 in Prairie Mountain Health, 19 in Southern Health and seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region.

There are currently 4,664 active cases in Manitoba including 2,689 in Winnipeg while 20,769 individuals have recovered. There are 229 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 84 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 313 hospitalizations. There are 33 people in intensive care units as well as four people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 37 ICU patients.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,181 tests were completed Friday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 437,412. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Outbreak update

Public health officials advise a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Samaritan House Ministry Safe and Warm Shelter in Brandon. The site has been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Outbreaks have been declared over at Rod McGillivary Memorial Care Home in Opaskweyak Cree Nation and Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg.

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