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COVID-19: Manitoba Media Bulletin
August 3, 2021 COVID-19 BULLETIN #499
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend: • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and • a male in his 80s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.6 per cent provincially and 1.9 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 101 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 27 cases on Saturday, July 31; 34 cases on Sunday, Aug. 1; 18 cases Monday, Aug 2 and 22 cases today. Three cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,691.
Of the 101 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows: • 24 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; • seven new cases in the Northern health region; • three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; • 18 new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and • 49 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.
There is no change to the current requirement for masks to be worn during entry and while in health-care facilities including hospitals and personal care homes. Medical masks continue to be required and will be provided by the facility.
Today’s data also shows: • 528 active cases and 55,982 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; • 95 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 35 people with active COVID-19 as well as 60 people who are no longer infectious; • a total of 19 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including six people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 13 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care; • 1,345 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 878,040; and • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,181.
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 on variants of concern is available at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, 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.