IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #125 – August 25, 2020

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020


Public health officials advise a thirteenth death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a female in her 90s from the Steinbach health district in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region. This is a previously announced case connected to a known outbreak at Bethesda Place.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent. Twenty- five new cases of the virus have been identified today as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,018.

The data shows that there were:

  • 10 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • 9 new case in Southern Health region
  • 6 new case in the Winnipeg Health region

The data also shows:

  • 399 active cases & 606 individuals have recovered from COVID-19
  • Currently there are 7 individuals hospitalized with 1 in ICU
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 13

Manitobans are strongly encouraged to return to the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going out while you feel ill, practicing proper hand hygiene, covering your cough and physical distancing when you are with people outside your household. If you can’t physically distance, wear a mask.

Testing numbers show an additional 1,428 laboratory tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 128,576.

Bethesda Place in the Southern Health Region has been elevated to the critical (red) response level, an outbreak has been declared and visitor restrictions are in place. Prairie Mountain Health region remains at the restricted level (orange), while the Provincial Response Level remains at the caution (yellow) level according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The Chart below shows the active, recovered and deaths to date related to COVID-19 in Manitoba by their region. (Updated: August 25th, 2020)

Regional Health Authority Active Cases Recovered Death
Winnipeg (WRHA) 92 263 5
Southern Health 94 128 7
Prairie Mountain 203 152 1
Northern 1 3 0
Interlake Eastern (IERHA) 9 60 0

The Portage la Prairie Drive-Thru Community Testing Site (245 Royal Rd) is moving to a new location. The site will be closed on Aug. 26 and will re-open at Portage Ave. and 5th St. SE on Aug. 27. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. To book, call 204-428- 3471.

Unless recommended by public health, 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.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit

Tribal Nursing Officer Update
“Vaccination has saved countless lives. Smallpox has been eradicated globally and polio all but vanquished. Deaths from other vaccine- preventable diseases have been in precipitous decline – vaccination saves more than an estimated 2.5 million lives every year. Beyond the threat of mortality, vaccine preventable diseases can be disabling, impair child growth and development, and prevent children from achieving their full educational and productivity potential. Vaccines give children the opportunity to flourish.Tribal Nursing Officer Update Saving lives and ensuring healthier lives:

Moreover, vaccines for older age groups along the life-course have significant potential to save lives and ensure healthier futures for adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and older people. By preventing infection-related cancers, they also reduce the burden of non- communicable disease.”

(Immunization Today and in the next Decade: Developing together the vision and strategy for immunization 2021-2030)

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