As health officials announced another 10 COVID-19-related deaths, the growing list of Manitobans who have lost their lives to the virus surpassed 700 Wednesday.
The latest victims include a woman in her 40s from the northern Manitoba and three people linked to an outbreak at a Winnipeg hospital.
Since March a total of 705 Manitobans with COVID-19 have died.
Health officials also announced 176 new cases of the virus Wednesday, however nine previously announced infections were removed due to data corrections, bringing Manitoba’s total number of lab-confirmed cases identified since March to 25,541.
The latest cases include 109 in the Winnipeg Health region, 13 in the Southern Health region, 12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 31 in the Northern Health region, and 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.
Health officials said 4,460 cases remain active in Manitoba as of Wednesday.
Provincial data shows there are currently 237 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 92 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 329 hospitalizations.
There are 32 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as five people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 37 ICU patients, according to the provincial data.
Numbers provided from the province show 1,845 tests for COVID-19 were completed Tuesday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 430,597.