#RestartMB Pandemic Response System

Provincial Response Level: CAUTION

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.

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NEW Last updated: September 17, 2020

Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.7 per cent and 11 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,500.

The data shows:

  • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • two cases in the Southern Health-Sante Sud; and
  • 8 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 293 active cases and 1,191 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
  • there are10 people in hospital and two people in intensive care; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.

Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 1,403 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 160,109. As testing site locations may change in response to changes in testing volumes, Manitobans are reminded to refer to the list of current testing sites and hours of operation before leaving home. Information can be found here manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html

Starting Friday, Sept. 18, Prairie Mountain Health region will be lowered to the COVID-19 caution level (yellow), according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. This is in response to an improved situation in the region.

Masks are strongly recommended but not required and public gatherings will be limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. Public health officials continue to monitor all the regions with increased cases closely to determine if additional restrictions are necessary.

Public health officials strongly encourage all Manitobans to focus on the fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This means staying home if you’re sick, washing/sanitizing your hands, covering your cough and physically distancing when you are with people outside your household.

If you can’t physically distance, wear a mask. Wearing a reusable non-medical mask does not protect the person wearing the mask, but may help protect the people around them. For a mask to be effective, it must be worn properly or it will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. Helpful guidance on wearing a mask can be found here manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/prepareandprevent.html#collapse3


NEW September 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Bulletin #192