Manitoba public health officials reported four additional deaths and 353 new cases of COVID-19 on Victoria Day Monday. As well, four Manitobans were sent to intensive care units in Ontario Sunday with more expected to be sent Monday.
There were no details given on the four deaths due to the Victoria Day holiday, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,033 since the start of the pandemic last year.
On Sunday, Manitoba announced one death – a man in his 80s from Southern Health – and 461 new cases.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.3% provincially, down slightly from Sunday’s pandemic high of 14.5% but matching the previous high announced Saturday. The positivity rate for Winnipeg was not updated Monday although it was 16.7% on Sunday, the third consecutive day it had been above 16%.
Of the new cases Monday, 269 were from Winnipeg with 37 from Southern, 21 from Prairie Mountain, 15 from Interlake-Eastern and 11 from Northern. Of Sunday’s new cases, 299 were from Winnipeg with 76 from Southern, 31 from Prairie Mountain, 30 from Northern and 25 from Interlake-Eastern. That brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 48,787.
There are 5,061 active cases and 42,693 individuals have recovered. Three hundred and 11 Manitobans remain in hospital – down five from Sunday – with 74 in intensive care. Those numbers include both patients with active COVID-19 and those who are no longer infectious but continue to require care. Eleven of the 74 COVID ICU patients are under the age of 40.
A total of 2,973 laboratory tests were completed Sunday and 3,204 on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 749,515.