A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Samaritan House Ministries’ Safe and Warm Shelter in Brandon, and the site has been moved to level red on the Pandemic Response System.
The shelter has been closed until it can safely reopen.
The food bank has also been impacted and is operating at limited capacity until it is safe to fully reopen.
Staff will be available at the location this evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to provide information and support for clients who need it.
The Sun will report more on this outbreak as soon as possible.
The province announced seven new COVID-related deaths and 203 new cases on Saturday.
Of the dead, six were from the Winnipeg health region and one was from Southern Health-Santé Sud. They ranged in age from their 40s to 100s.
Of new cases, 85 were in the Winnipeg health region, followed by 54 in Northern, 38 in Prairie Mountain Health, 19 in Southern Health-Santé Sud and seven in Interlake-Eastern.
There are 4,664 active cases in Manitoba, 20,769 people have recovered and 733 have died.
Of active cases, 202 are in Prairie Mountain Health. Within the region, the northern Porcupine Mountain district leads the pack with 72 active cases, followed by 59 in Brandon and 32 in Agassiz Mountain, with the balance spread throughout the remaining districts.
There are 313 people in Manitoban hospitals, of whom 37 are in intensive care. Off those in hospital, 13 are in Prairie Mountain Health, where nobody with COVID-19 is currently in intensive care.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.9 per cent provincially and 9.4 per cent in Winnipeg.