November 17, 2020

Public health officials advise 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include:
• a female in her 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 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 male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge;
• a female in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.2 per cent provincially and 13.8 per cent in Winnipeg, and 400 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. However, one case was removed because it was a duplicate. This brings the net new cases to 399 and the total lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 12,007.
• 20 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 40 cases in the Northern health region;
• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 93 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 239 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Laboratory testing numbers show 3,050 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 318,479. 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 Health Science Centre GH3 and GA4 units. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.