Another Manitoban has died with COVID-19. The male, in his 60s, lived in the Winnipeg Health region.
Public health officials have confirmed 35 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 31,894. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.9 per cent provincially and three per cent in Winnipeg. Of those 35 new cases, only one is in the Southern Health region, but none in the southeast.
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
two cases in Interlake–Eastern health region;
16 cases in the Northern health region;
zero cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
one case in the Southern Health region; and
16 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
1,171 active cases and 29,827 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
68 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 116 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 184 hospitalizations;
12 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 13 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 25 ICU patients;
the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 896; and
the total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases is five.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,220 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 526,593.