Thursday, September 3, 2020
Public health officials advise a 15th and 16th death related to COVID-19 have been reported in the Southern Health–Santé Sud region. The individuals are two females, one in her 80s and one in her 90s. Both cases are from the Steinbach health district and were previously announced cases connected to a known outbreak at Bethesda Place.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.3 per cent and 20 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,264.
The data shows:
- 6 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- 1 case in Interlake-Eastern health region; and
- 13 cases in the Winnipeg Health
The data also shows:
- 457 active cases and 791 individuals have recovered from COVID- 19,
- there are 12 people in hospital and one person in intensive care, and
- the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 16.
CASE INVESTIGATION UPDATE
Preliminary investigations indicate that almost half of today’s Winnipeg regional cases are close contacts to known cases. Investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,339 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 140,982.
Public health advises of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred Aug. 19 to 21 at the ABC Taxi Cabs and Limousine Service at 144 12th St. in Brandon. Times of exposures are listed online and can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event
With the increased number of cases in southern Manitoba, public health is re-implementing travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities, effective tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 4. In addition to the orders, all travellers are asked to respect any restrictions that First Nation communities have in place, as these communities are working with the advice of public health officials to ensure the health and safety of their residents. There are exceptions for travelling directly to a campground or lodge. If you are travelling to the north, you are required to limit any stops to just the necessities outside of your camping or lodge destination. Details of the orders will be posted shortly.
TRIBAL NURSING OFFICER UPDATE
Occupational & Critical Incident Stress Management
The Occupational & Critical Incident Stress Management (OCISM) program provides services to nurses working in First Nations communities (nursing stations, health centres, home, and community care) and zone/regional offices, including FNIHB / Transferred / Band-employed / Agency / student nurses.
OCISM is specialized for emergency service workers – such as nurses – whose needs are different than those of the general population.
If you are involved in a work-related critical incident, it is quite normal for you to have a reaction to the event. The reactions are called critical incident stress (CIS).
The goal of OCISM services is to safeguard the well-being of nurses.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call: 1-800-268-7708 and ask for the OCISM Coordinator, OR
E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your confidentiality is important to us! All information will be kept confidential, in keeping with our professional nursing standards.
IRTC in-office essential services schedule:
All IRTC Staff are available continuously via cellphone and email