#RestartMB Pandemic Response System

Provincial Response Level: CAUTION

COVID-19 is still a threat across Manitoba, however transmission levels are low. The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has set the response level to yellow.

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NEW Last updated: September 29, 2020

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.2 per cent and 34 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,953.

The data shows:

  • two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 
  • one cases in the Northern health region;
  • five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
  • 26 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 606 active cases and 1,327 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; 
  • there are 14 people in hospital and eight people in intensive care; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 20.

Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,789 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 182,536. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Public health officials have advised the following schools about possible exposures:

  • IQRA School in Winnipeg on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24: The cohort has been advised to self-isolate and move to remote learning. Based on the public health investigation, the infection was not acquired at school and the exposure was assessed to be low risk for those outside the cohort.

Public health officials have declared the COVID-19 outbreaks over at the Assiniboine Centre at the Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon. The site has returned to the Caution (yellow) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

In addition, the public is being advised of possible exposures at these sites:

  • Lens Crafters, 1649 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg – Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 15 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to reduce the number of close contacts outside their household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. In addition, they should focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick. 
  • Wash/sanitize your hands and cover your cough. 
  • Physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
  • If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask to help reduce the risk to others or as required by public health orders. 

Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.

NEW September 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Bulletin #204