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NEW Last updated: April 12, 2021

Public health officials advise that no additional deaths in a person with COVID-19 are being reported today:

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.2 per cent provincially and 5.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 114 new cases of the virus have been identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 35,327. 

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

  • three cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;  
  • 36 cases in the Northern health region;  
  • nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;  
  • four cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and  
  • 62 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 1,370 active cases and 33,008 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 57 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 78 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 135 hospitalizations; 
  • 14 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 33 ICU patients;
  • 2,030 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 606,373 and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 949.

Data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at: https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. This dashboard will be the main source of information as the B.1.1.7 is becoming the dominant variant in Manitoba. Additional data related to COVID-19, data on outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Emerson Health Centre in Emerson. The site has been moved to the Critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

A new Fast Pass site opened in Winkler today at the existing drive-thru testing site at 485 George Ave. for eligible school staff and those working in licensed childcare centres. No appointments are necessary, and the site operates in the drive-thru format. Clients will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria and to present proof of eligibility such as a work identification card or letter for the Fast Pass program upon arrival and will then be given a rapid test.

Hours of operation for the Winkler Fast Pass program are Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on the Fast Pass program, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/testing/rapid-testing.html.

Other 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.

NEW April 11, 2021 - COVID-19 Bulletin #398