Manitoba reported four more deaths due to COVID-19 and 90 new cases on Saturday, the most deaths reported since mid-February.
The deaths were two women in theirs 80s, a woman in her 90s and a man in his 90s, all from the Winnipeg region. That raises the number of deaths from COVID-19 to 893. There were also four deaths reported on Feb. 16, which also included deaths from Louis Riel Day when there was no update given.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.7% provincially and 3.2% in Winnipeg, both down from Friday’s numbers. While 90 new cases of the virus have been identified, however two cases were removed due to data corrections, public health officials said. This brings the net-new number of cases to 88 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 31,809.
Of the new cases, 37 are from the Northern health region and 34 from Winnipeg. As well, there were eight new cases from Interlake-Eastern and Southern Health and three from Prairie Mountain Health.
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
There are currently 1,208 active cases including 404 from Winnipeg and 600 from Northern health region while 29,708 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. A total of 189 people remain in hospital including 69 with active COVID-19 as well as 27 intensive care unit patients with either active COVID-19 or are no longer infectious but still require critical care.
The total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases remains at five.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,681 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 523,507.