Second active COVID-19 Case identified in Lac du Bonnet/Pinawa Region

At least one active case in the Powerview-Pine Falls region is now recovered

By Don Norman

In today’s (Wednesday, September 30) provincial COVID-19 release, a second new active case was identified in the Lac du Bonnet/Pinawa region. On Monday, first new active case in several weeks was identified in the region.

The latest information from the province also shows that one of the three cases that were identified in the Powerview-Pine Falls Region has now recovered. However, Sagkeeng Band Councillor, Dylan Courchene, posted a message to his Facebook page indicating that both cases in Sagkeeng had recovered. “The two Covid-19 positive cases have been upgraded to RECOVERED. We officially are Covid free,” read Courchene’s post. The total number of cases remains at five (two active and two recovered) for the Powerview-Pine Falls region. Since the province doesn’t break down the numbers any further, it’s difficult to know the reason for the discrpancy.

Local active and recovered cases according to the Province as of September 30

It’s important to note that, in terms of Manitoba Health releases, the Pinawa/Lac du Bonnet Region also includes the entire RM of Alexander as well as the RM and town of Lac du Bonnet and the LGD of Pinawa. “Powerview-Pine Falls” includes the actual municipality, but also Sagkeeng, Manigotagan, Bissett, Hollow Water and Black River. It does not include the East Beaches or St. Georges.

Provincially, the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is two per cent and 40 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,993.

The data shows:
•    two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
•    two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
•    one case in the Northern health region;
•    four cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
•    31 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
•    599 active cases and 1,374 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
•    there are 13 people in hospital and seven people in intensive care; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 20.

Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,955 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 184,491. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Calvary Place Personal Care Home in Winnipeg. The site is moving to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Public health officials have advised the following school about possible exposures:
•    Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg on Sept. 25:  based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection is not believed to have been acquired at the school.

Public health officials have advised the following childcare centre about possible exposures:
•    Les enfants précieux child-care centre in Winnipeg on Sept. 18:  based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk and the infection is not believed to have been acquired at the school or at the child-care centre.

In addition, the public is being advised of possible exposures at these sites:
•    La Roca, 155 Smith St., Winnipeg:  Sept. 26 from approximately 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and
•    Pentecostal House of Prayer, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation:  Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

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