November 17, 2020

Public health officials advise 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include:
•    a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a male in his 60s from the Northern health region;
•    a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place;
•    a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Misericordia Health Centre’s Transitional Care Unit;
•    a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
•    a female in her 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud and linked to the outbreak at the Bridgepark Manor assisted living facility;
•    a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Holy Family Home;
•    a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home;
•    a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home; and
•    a female in her 100s from Prairie Mountain Health and linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.8 per cent provincially and 13.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m., 387 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases were removed due to error, for a net total of 385 new cases. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 13,304.
Today’s data shows:
•    26 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
•    34 cases in the Northern health region;
•    15 cases in Prairie Mountain Health;
•    94 cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
•    218 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,519 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 327,511. Case investigations continue and, if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Grace Hospital Unit 3 North in Winnipeg, Dakota House in Winnipeg, Eastview Place in Altona, Tabor Home in Morden, Fernwood Place in Steinbach, and Lion Prairie Manor and Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie. The sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.