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#NHLJets beat writer and sports reporter for the Winnipeg Sun — @winnipegsun | @thePHWA member | #crecomm grad | #YNWA
Jul 4 8 tweets 2 min read
A lot of nuggests from today's pressers (and subsequent scrums) with #NHLJets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and new head coach Rick Bowness.

A thread: - Scott Arniel is the new associate coach. Wade Flaherty remains on as goalie coach. Bowness wants to hire two more assistants in the next few days.

- Cheveldayoff spoke with about 12 coaches during interview process. Good conversatiosn with John Tortorella and Bruce Cassidy.
Jan 12 58 tweets 6 min read
Here we go. Premier Stefanson says students will head back to the classroom next Monday.
Jan 12 9 tweets 1 min read
There are 36 more hospitalizations today, now up to 454 -- a pandemic high.

Four more ICU admissions, totalling 46.

Three new deaths. Only 1,478 cases today.

With no backlog and 3,538 tests yesterday, that would appear to be a lot of sick health-care workers (and others under the PCR exempton).
Jan 11 4 tweets 1 min read
I wonder if Health Canada realizes that some provinces are just handing out rapid tests now and some, like Manitoba, won't give you a PCR test so you have no proof you had COVID and can't show that at the border... To clarify, to fly back into the country you need a PCR test within 72 hours when you cross the border.

You are exempt from getting a PCR test as long as you can show proof of infection at the border between 10-180 days since infection.
Jan 10 4 tweets 1 min read
Manitoba hospitalizations spiked by 81 over the weekend, now up to 378.

ICU numbers rose by five to 39.

19 deaths in the past 72 hours, including two people in ther 20s, one in their 30s, two more in their 40s. Last week, there was an average of 1,814.7 cases per day (and this is well undercounted.) There were 12,703 reported (again, understated.

201 hospitalizations, a 51.1% increase from previous week

20 new ICU admissions, a 5.3% increase.
Aug 24, 2021 33 tweets 3 min read
Premier Brian Pallister begins presser by saying that vaccines are our way out of this pandemic... how we get our lives back Here's the news:

Government will require all provincial employees who work with vulnerable populations to be fully immunized for COVID-19 by Oct. 31, or undergo regular testing, to protect Manitoba against a fourth COVID-19 wave
Aug 24, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
The province has updated its breakthrough infection data by adding which vaccine had a breakthrough case. Until we have the breakdown of how many Manitobans have each vaccine, hard to draw conclusions on effectiveness of each. For example, AZ number is low, but the number of AZ fully vaxxed is also low.
Aug 23, 2021 20 tweets 2 min read
MB COVID UPDATE AUG. 23:
- 27 new
- 58,283 total
- 345 active
- 1,188 deaths
- 63 hosp., 16 ICU
- 56,750 rcv
- 909,797 tst
- 1,120 YDA
- TP 2.3% New cases by region:

Southern - 15
Northern - 5
Winnipeg - 4
Interlake-Eastern - 2
Prairie Mountain - 1
Jul 7, 2021 42 tweets 4 min read
MB COVID UPDATE JULY 7:
- 71 new
- 56,586 total
- 990 active
- 1,154 deaths
- 147 hosp., 33 ICU
- 54,442 rcv
- 839,643 tst
- 1,639 YDA
- TP 5.6%

VOC UPDATE:

Total: 15,797 (25 new)
Active: 594
Alpha - 6,968
B.1.351 - 73
Gamma - 214
Delta - 357
Uncat - 8,160
Deaths - 160 New cases:

Winnipeg - 32
Interlake-Eastern - 19
Southern - 12
Prairie Mountain - 4
Northern - 4
Jul 7, 2021 33 tweets 3 min read
To help reduce barriers and support more vaccine uptake, the province hold walk-ins at every supersite on July 14.

More than 20,000 doses available, including around 8,000 earmarked for 12-17-year-olds.

Both vaccines available at each site. Province says they need about 33,000 more first doses and about 100,000 seconds doses to reach Labour Day targets.

Province says this is in addition to the 180,000 appointments currently booked.

(Confirms they use data based on appointments booked)
Jul 7, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Vaccine briefing notes show 230,000 Moderna doses coming this week. That is way up from the 51,200 confirmed in last week's update.

This is the first week of the Pfizer slowdown, which will be made up for in the final two weeks of this month. The vaccine delivery forecast now includes August and has zeroes across the board for all vaccines. That's not surprising.
Jul 6, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
MB COVID UPDATE JULY 6:
- 36 new
- 56,516 total
- 972 active
- 1,152 deaths
- 149 hosp., 36 ICU
- 54,392 rcv
- 837,996 tst
- 989 YDA
- TP 6.3%

VOC UPDATE:

Total: 15,772 (174 new)
Active: 598
Alpha - 6,948
B.1.351 - 73
Gamma - 214
Delta - 357
Uncat - 8,156
Deaths - 158 106 new cases of the delta variant.
Jul 6, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
This week's enforcement update includes 24 tickets and 58 warnings.

22 individual tickets
one mask ticket
one business ticket The business ticket was issued to Superstore in Steinbach.

Also, Potenza Pizza in Grand Marais was fined $1,296. This is due to them being a sole proprietorship.
Jul 5, 2021 34 tweets 3 min read
MB COVID UPDATE JULY 5:
- 65 new
- 56,482 total
- 1,022 active
- 1,151 deaths
- 150 hosp., 40 ICU
- 54,309 rcv
- 837,004 tst
- 1,126 YDA
- TP 6.3%

* There is no VOC update on Sundays and Mondays. New cases:

Winnipeg - 35
Prairie Mountain - 11
Interlake-Eastern - 9
Southern - 5
Northern - 5
Jul 5, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
There were 16,551 doses of vaccine administered yesterday.

A total of 1,495,356 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. From July 6 to 10, the RBC, Leila, Steinbach, Selkirk and Brandon super sites will be offering extended hours of immunization, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Jun 23, 2021 38 tweets 4 min read
Premier Brian Pallister says today is a good day for Manitobans, that have a year-and-a-half, it's time for people to get some of their freedoms back. Pallister says our first reopening milestone has been hit.
Jun 22, 2021 8 tweets 1 min read
MB COVID UPDATE JUN 22:
- 69 new
- 55,467 total
- 1,860 active
- 1,129 deaths
- 210 hosp., 57 ICU
- 52,478 rcv
- 817,797 tst
- 1,243 YDA
- TP 7.6%

VOC UPDATE:

Total: 14,640 (140 new)
Active: 1,080
Alpha - 6,361
B.1.351 - 67
Gamma - 201
Delta - 163
Uncat - 7,824
Deaths - 137 New cases:

Winnipeg - 33
Southern - 16
Northern - 15
Interlake-Eastern - 4
Prairie Mountain - 1
Jun 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Enforcement update:

A total of 87 warnings and 59 tickets were issued for the week of June 14-20 including:

• 46 $1,296 tickets to individuals

• 11 $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places

• two $5,000 tickets to businesses. 35 of the 46 $1,296 tickets issued to individuals were in relation to gatherings in private residences or outdoors, 10 were for failure to self-isolate and one was to a sole proprietorship.
Jun 21, 2021 27 tweets 3 min read
MB COVID UPDATE JUN 21:
- 74 new
- 55,405 total
- 2,075 active
- 1,125 deaths
- 231 hosp., 58 ICU
- 52,205 rcv
- 816,536 tst
- 1,536 YDA
- TP 8%

There is no VOC update on Sundays or Mondays. New cases:

Winnipeg - 50
Southern - 15
Interlake-Eastern - 3
Northern - 3
Prairie Mountain - 3
Jun 21, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Second-dose eligibility has been expanded to anyone who received their first shot on or before May 25.

Booking:

Phone: 1-844-626-8222
Online: patient.petalmd.com/login?groupId=… On Tuesday, second-dose eligibility will expanded to anyone who received their first dose on or before May 29.

That change will come into effect at 11:45 a.m.
Jun 20, 2021 8 tweets 1 min read
MB COVID UPDATE JUN 20:
- 93 new
- 55,331 total
- 2,166 active
- 1,124 deaths
- 233 hosp., 57 ICU
- 52,041 rcv
- 814,968 tst
- 1,397 YDA
- TP 8%

There is no VOC update on Sundays or Mondays. New cases:

Winnipeg - 42
Southern - 24
Interlake-Eastern - 14
Northern - 8
Prairie Mountain - 5