Manitoba health officials are reporting 10 more deaths and 392 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
A record-high 13 per cent test positivity rate was also reported in the province. The rate in Winnipeg is at 12.8 per cent.
Three of the new deaths are linked to an outbreak at Maples Long Term Care Home, where more than 30 people have died.
Seven of the 10 deaths are tied to outbreaks, with four deaths in the Southern Health region and six in Winnipeg.
A record 234 people are in hospital with COVID-19, a record-high 42 of them in intensive care.
“Our health-care providers are becoming overwhelmed,” Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said. “We can’t sustain this number of cases in our health-care system.”
Roussin warned that any stores among those allowed to remain open that break capacity rules could be fined. He suggested some businesses have tried to skirt the public health orders to stay open and sell non-essential items.
He said one person who tested positive last week had 85 contacts.
“We can’t accept that,” he said. “Don’t look for reasons to go out. Look for reasons to stay home. We all need to step up.”