Another death and 100 new cases of COVID-19 have been announced on Monday.
Public health officials are also advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Lake Manitoba First Nation on October 12 when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing.
A possible exposure has also been identified in Shoal Lake at Big Way Foods (433 Station Rd. Shoal lake) on October 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- and also on October 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Swan River Outbreaks
Dr. Brent Roussin did not provide any further details about the outbreaks declared in Swan River at the Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home -- but did explain what's involved in the outbreak procedure.
"The definition of an outbreak is more than what's expected. For something like COVID in a high-risk setting like a personal care home, we would declare an outbreak with a single case. The benefit of that is it immediately enables the outbreak measures: widespread isolation, ending group gatherings, enhanced infection prevention and control measures."
Today’s caseload brings Manitoba’s total number of cases to 4,349.
Today’s data shows:
• five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 10 cases in the Northern health region;
• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 11 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 73 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The following Parkland health districts have active cases: Dauphin (2), Asessippi (7), Porcupine Mountain (1), Little Saskatchewan (2), Whitemud (1). The Swan River health district has 1 active case. Brandon has 9 active cases of COVID-19.
1,704 (80%) of the province’s active cases are in the Winnipeg region.There are 2,117 active cases in Manitoba, and 2,177 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are 80 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care.
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 55.
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