Public health officials are reporting no new deaths today from Manitobans with COVID-19.
Manitoba has expanded its eligibility to be immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone aged 54 or older and First Nation people aged 34 or older can now receive the vaccine. And, all Manitobans aged 40 and over are eligible to receive the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine at a medical clinic or pharmacy.
Another 108 new cases of the virus have been identified in Manitoba. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 36,267. Of those, 108 new cases, 18 are in Southern Health, including one in Steinbach and one in the Ste. Anne/ La Broquerie district. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.7 per cent provincially and 5.7 per cent in Winnipeg.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
five cases in the Northern health region;
10 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
18 cases in the Southern Health region; and
63 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
1,685 active cases and 33,623 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
62 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 70 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 132 hospitalizations;
15 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 30 ICU patients;
2,491 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 624,868; and
the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 959.
Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.
An outbreak has been declared at the Dauphin Personal Care Home in Dauphin. The site has been moved to the Critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.