November 17, 2020

Public health officials advise seven additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include:
• a female in her 30s from the Interlake–Eastern region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.6 per cent provincially and 13.3 per cent in Winnipeg, and 270 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed due to being from out-of-province. This brings the net new cases to 269 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 11,608.
• 21 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 16 cases in the Northern health region;
• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 106 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 119 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Laboratory testing numbers show 3,126 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 315,412. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Public health officials have advised that an outbreak has been declared at Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg and Southeast Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.