IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #131 – September 2, 2020

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

 Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 13 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. However, a case previously identified on Aug. 30 was removed as it was determined to be from out of province. This brings the total net new cases today to 12 and number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,244.

The data shows:

  • eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • one case in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
  • four cases in the Winnipeg Health

The data also shows:

  • 454 active cases and 776 individuals have recovered from COVID- 19,
  • hospitalization information is delayed due to a technical issue and will be updated as soon as possible,
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is

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

 The Chart below shows the active, recovered and deaths to date related to COVID-19 in Manitoba by their region. (Updated: September 2nd, 2020)

Regional Health Authority Active Cases Recovered Death
Winnipeg (WRHA) 153 277 5
Southern Health 43 214 8
Prairie Mountain 249 213 1
Northern 0 4 0
Interlake Eastern (IERHA) 9 68 0

CASE INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Investigations continue and an update on clusters and outbreaks will be provided Thursday. If a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Case investigations indicate two previously identified cases in health-care workers in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are linked to recent outbreaks – one at Fred Douglas Lodge and one at Beacon Hill Lodge Long Term Care Home. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing.

While the risk is assessed to be low, the Fred Douglas and Beacon Hill facilities have initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. Both locations have put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff and are restricting visitation. Both facilities have moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Public health advises of two potential public exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred. The first on Aug. 21 to 23 at the Canoe Taphouse at 130 Wasagaming Dr. in Wasagaming. The second on Aug. 21 and 22 at the Buffalo Bar and Ten Restaurant at the Elkhorn Resort Spa and Conference Centre in Onanole. Times of exposures are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event

EDUCATION UPDATE

The Manitoba government has prepared several informational materials for students, parents, and teachers as they prepare for a safe return back to school. For more information please see the link below: https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/covid/index.html

Provincial response level: CAUTION

PROVINCIAL RESPONSE LEVEL RESTRICTIONS

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.

Additional Restrictions in effect at the following Winnipeg care homes:

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via cellphone and email