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COVID-19: Manitoba Media Bulletin
December 3, 2021 COVID-19 BULLETIN #535
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 at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.
Anyone returning from a country identified by the Government of Canada as requiring quarantine must self-identify their past 14-day travel history when seeking care at any health-care facility or if calling 911. Visitors who have travelled to any of these countries in the past 14 days will not be permitted access to health-care facilities.
The province urges Manitobans to follow the public health orders, focus on the fundamentals and get vaccinated. Vaccination still provides one of the best defences against COVID-19. Manitobans can find a vaccine location at https://protectmb.ca/making-your-appointment-is-easy/.
Public health officials advise seven new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: • a female in her 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, linked to an outbreak at Salem Home (reported Thursday); • a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region (reported Thursday); • a male in his 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, linked to an outbreak at Third Crossing Manor (reported Thursday); • a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region (reported Friday); • a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday); • a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday); and • a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Friday).
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, 319 new cases of the virus have been identified since Wednesday: 172 cases on Thursday, Dec. 2; and 147 cases today. This includes:
Region- Cases Interlake-Eastern health region 30 Northern health region 36 Prairie Mountain Health region 30 Southern Health-Santé Sud health region 129 Winnipeg health region 94 Ten cases have been removed due to data correction. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 68,308.
There were 147 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 95 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:
Region - Cases - Not Fully Vaccinated Interlake-Eastern health region 12 6 Northern health region 9 5 Prairie Mountain Health region 16 3 Southern Health-Santé Sud health region 64 53 Winnipeg health region 46 28
Today’s data also shows: • 1,403 active cases and 65,577 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 141 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 88 people with active COVID-19 as well as 53 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 23 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 16 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as seven people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 2,896 laboratory tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,183,325; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,328.
Vaccine Eligibility for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine includes anyone ages 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 2,188,316 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba, including 20,337 first doses given to children ages five to 11. This represents 16.2 per cent of children in that age group. As of today, 81.1 per cent of all eligible Manitobans ages five and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 77.2 per cent have received two doses. Manitoba’s online vaccine dashboard will be updated in the coming days to include updated statistics about this demographic, as well as third doses.
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: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.
Additional online resources are available on the following topics: • vaccine campaign in Manitoba at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca; • possible exposure locations by region at: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event; • data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/; and • up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba at: www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.