IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #138 – September 14, 2020

Monday, September 14th, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

 Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.4 per cent and 21 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,449.

The data shows:

  • 1 case in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
  • 3 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
  • 17 cases in the Winnipeg health

The data also shows:

  • 257 active cases and 1176 individuals have recovered from COVID-19,
  • there are 12 people in hospital and 3 people in intensive care, and the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

WRHA – DISTRICT UPDATE

Winnipeg community area data is now available at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19. The city is divided into 12 community areas and, like the health districts, data regarding active and recovered cases, deaths and total cases is available. This data update reports on cases based on the individual’s address on their Manitoba Health card at the time they tested positive. This information serves to inform the public and guide decision-making.

CONTACT TRACING & EXPOSURE UPDATE

Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Beaverlodge School at 6691 Rannock Ave. in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 10 (morning and afternoon). The individual was asymptomatic and followed all public health measures that were put in place at the school. The public health investigation indicates the infection was not acquired at school. The school community and the cohort have been notified. Additional cleaning of high- touch areas is being undertaken out of an abundance of caution.

Any close contacts connected to the case have been identified, contacted and advised to self-isolate. Others who were at the site do not need to self- isolate, but should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. The site is not being elevated on the Pandemic Response System, given the limited number of contacts identified.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via cellphone and email