Manitoba is reporting 59 new cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths on Wednesday.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent provincially and 4.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 59 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 57 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 30,471.
Northern Manitoba had the majority of new cases with 31, followed by Winnipeg with 21. Southern Health had 4, Prarie Mountain two and Interlake just one.
The deaths were a man in his 70s from the Northern health region, linked to outbreaks at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home and St. Anthony’s General Hospital, dialysis unit, a female in her 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Heritage Life Personal Care Home, a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home, a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place Personal Care Home, a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region.