COVID-19 test appointments starting Monday in Portage

25 Octobre, 2020, 01:21 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • Vehicles line up at a drive-thru test site in Winnipeg on Thursday

The most recent death, which was announced in a bulletin on Friday, is a man in his 80s in the Winnipeg region.

The province also announced 163 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit: manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region. As of Wednesday, 11 patients and five staff had tested positive. However, a case was removed due to a data correction.

Of the new cases, 91 are in the Winnipeg health region and 24 are in the Southern Health region.

Health officials say there are 1,922 active cases, 2,116 people have recovered, 65 people are in the hospital, including 10 in the intensive care unit.

As COVID cases rise, the number of hospitalizations continues to grow as well, with 51 people are now in hospital including eight people in intensive care.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,642 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 236,023.

There are outbreaks in three medical units of St. Boniface Hospital
There are outbreaks in three medical units of St. Boniface Hospital

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Holy Family Personal Care Home, Concordia Personal Care Home, Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Personal Care Home and Maples Long-Term Care Home, all in Winnipeg.

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces.

Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough.

The province said it is doing some system upgrades on Saturday, meaning some data, including testing numbers and five-day test positivity rate, will not be available. Data is expected to be available on Sunday.

"Empowering bylaw officers with the ability to enforce public health orders will increase compliance and enable municipalities to address specific concerns in their communities", said Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires.

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