Statistics on COVID-19

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Disclaimer: The information displayed below is from the Province of Manitoba.

Lakewood COVID-19 Policy

  • Due to the Code Red status in Manitoba, our doctors will be making appointments virtually if possible. You may not need to come down to Lakewood for your appointment, so please clarify with the receptionist to see if you are required to come down for your visit, or testing.  Please ensure that your nose and mouth are covered with a cloth mask for the protection of others.

  • Please call to arrange appointments in the normal fashion. If your visit is to be virtual, your doctor will phone you at the scheduled appointment time instead and your doctor will determine if you need to come down.

  • We are not accepting patients with cold or flu symptoms, or those who have travelled outside of Manitoba in the past 2 weeks unless you are a transport driver. We do not do coronavirus testing at Lakewood.

  • Our walk-in will be open, from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, but most appointments will be virtual. The doctor will phone you first and determine if you need to be seen in person.

  • X-ray will close at 4:00 pm during the Code Red status.

  • X-ray will close Saturday during Code Red.

  • Saturday walk-in is restricted to paediatrics during the pandemic and is open from 9 am to 3 pm . Walk-in may close earlier due to high demand.

  • During Code Red, Walk-in may be closed early at 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Please direct all laboratory inquires to Lakewood DynaCare at (204) 253-7036.

Information on COVID-19

First identified in the 1960s, coronaviruses (CoV) cause illness in humans and animals. Sometimes animal coronaviruses can infect humans. Only a handful of these coronaviruses that started in animals are able to spread person-to-person. Most of the coronaviruses that infect humans are associated with mild illness, similar to the common cold. However, some newer coronaviruses have caused more severe illnesses, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (caused by the virus MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (caused by the virus SARS-CoV) and now COVID-19 (caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2).

How is COVID-19 Spread?

The virus can be spread through close contact (within two metres or six feet) with an infected person who is coughing or sneezing. You can also get COVID-19 by touching objects contaminated with the virus and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose. Recent evidence indicates that COVID-19 can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing symptoms. This may include those who have yet to develop symptoms and those who may never develop symptoms. Manitoba public health officials have provided guidance to health care providers about what should be done if they suspect someone has COVID-19. In addition, they are working with WHO and PHAC and other provinces and territories to respond to the evolving situation.

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Cough

  • Headache

  • Fever/ chills

  • Muscle aches

  • Sore throat/ hoarse voice

  • Shortness of breath/ breathing difficulties

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Vomiting, or diarrhea for more than 24 hours

  • Poor feeding if an infant

  • Runny nose

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea or loss of appetite

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

  • Skin rash of unknown cause

While many people will develop only mild symptoms, some groups appear to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those at higher risk typically develop more serious, even fatal, symptoms such as pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.

High risk groups include those:

  • 60 years of age and older

  • living with chronic health conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart, renal or chronic lung conditions)

  • with weakened immune systems (e.g. cancer)

Symptoms of COVID-19 or other coronaviruses may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.

Corona Virus (COVID-19)