The Manitoba government reported 374 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with two more deaths caused by the virus.
Both newly announced deaths are connected to COVID-19 outbreaks at health-care facilities in the Winnipeg region. One death was of a woman in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Maples personal care home and the other was a woman in her 90s linked to the outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital. There have now been 87 COVID-19 related deaths in the province to date.
The current five-day test positivity is 8.5 per cent and with the addition of 374 new cases as of 9:30 a.m Wednesday, Manitoba’s total number of lab-confirmed cases sits at 6,751.
There are 276 new cases in the Winnipeg region, five in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 12 in the Interlake-Eastern region, 14 in the Northern region and 67 in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region.
The daily COVID-19 bulletin indicates 3,773 active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, 54 of which are located in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
There are 140 people in hospital across the province and 21 people in intensive care.
Laboratory testing numbers show 3,163 COVID-19 tests were performed Tuesday, for a total of 268,504 tests performed since early February.