Public health officials announced no news deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday. Case numbers, however, continue to climb provincially.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.1 per cent provincially and 7.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 259 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 37,598.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
- six cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
- 25 cases in the Northern health region;
- 25 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- 15 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
- 188 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
- 2,024 active cases and 34,607 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
- 74 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 65 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 139 hospitalizations;
- 22 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 37 ICU patients;
- 2,955 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 644,136; and
- the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 967.
In partnership with the chief and council from Chemawawin Cree Nation, provincial public health officials advise they continue to see a trend of concerning case numbers in the community and are working with the community and other partners to address the situation.
The chief and council have directed that public gatherings are not permitted and community residents are required to stay at home. People should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies. People who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work. Non-medical masks must be worn outside the home.