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NEW Last updated: October 14, 2021

Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a male in his 40s from the Southern Health-Sante Sud health region (reported Thursday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and
  • a female in her 50s from the Northern health region (reported Thursday) linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

Today's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.8 per cent provincially and 1.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 186 new cases of the virus have been identified since Tuesday: 79 cases on Wed., Oct 13; 107 cases today. This includes:

  • 15 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 69 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 17 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • 48 cases in the Southern Health-SantÚ Sud health region; and
  • 37 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Seven cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 61,900.

There were 107 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 68 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes: 

  • eight new cases, with five not fully vaccinated, in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 45 new cases with 24 not fully vaccinated, in the Northern health region;
  • 10 new cases with six not fully vaccinated, in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • 23 new cases, with 20 not fully vaccinated, in the Southern Health-SantÚ Sud health region; and
  • 21 new cases, with 13 not fully vaccinated, in the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s data also shows:

  • 962 active cases and 59,712 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 93 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 59 people with active COVID-19 as well as 34 people who are no longer infectious; 
  • a total of 17 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19, including 12 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as five people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
  • 2573 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,042,375 and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,226.  

The outbreak has been declared over at Alonsa School in Alonsa.   

The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 57 warnings and 31 tickets were issued for the week of October 4 - 10, including:

  • three $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;
  • 18 $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; and
  • 10 $5,000 tickets to businesses.

Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly at: https://manitoba.ca/openmb/infomb/departments/index.html#cdr.

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 is available at: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.  

NEW October 14, 2021 - COVID-19 Bulletin #520