IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #127 – August 27, 2020

Thursday, August 27th, 2020


Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent. The trend in the current five-day test positive rate is affected by positive results related to targeted testing in known clusters.

Twenty-two new cases of the virus have been identified today as of 9:30a.m. today. However, a case previously reported on Aug. 15 was removed from the case totals. This means the total net new cases today is 21, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,064.

Public health officials are also reporting an additional death today, a female in her 90s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region. This case is associated with the outbreak at Bethesda Place in Steinbach. This brings the total number of deaths to 14

The data shows that there were:

  • 3 new cases in Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
  • 9 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • 6 new cases in Southern Health region
  • 4 new cases in the Winnipeg Health region The data also shows:
  • 407 active cases & 643 individuals have recovered from COVID-19
  • Currently there are 6 individuals hospitalized with 1 in ICU
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14

The dashboard and graphs are updated daily at 1 p.m.

 Preliminary investigations show that seven of the cases announced today are close contacts of a previously announced case. Additional case investigations are continuing, and updated information will be updated when available.

Preliminary investigations indicate that a case previously identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region is a health care worker from the Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon. The individual wore personal protective equipment and is self-isolating. Close contacts have been identified and the case investigation is continuing.

This information has been shared with the families, staff and close contacts. While no other cases have been identified as linked to this case and the risk is assessed to be low, in an abundance of caution, the site has initiated outbreak protocols.

Additional Restrictions for the Prairie Mountain Health region:

Effective Aug. 28, public health orders will require Manitobans to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • they have tested positive for COVID-19; or
  • they have been exposed to COVID-19 by a close


Individuals will be notified by a public health official if self-isolation is required. Once notified, the person must go to their residence or an approved self-isolation location and remain there for 14 days, or until they are directed otherwise by a public health official.


The Chart below shows the active, recovered and deaths to date related to COVID-19 in Manitoba by their region. (Updated: August 27th, 2020)


Regional Health Authority Active Cases Recovered Death
Winnipeg (WRHA) 97 271 5
Southern Health 85 148 8
Prairie Mountain 212 160 1
Northern 1 3 0
Interlake Eastern (IERHA) 12 61 0


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