The province announced 276 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death related to the virus today: a female in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.

An outbreak has been declared at Salem Home in Winkler. The facility has been moved to the Critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Of today's case count, six cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 270 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 52,531.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.5 per cent provincially and 12.7 per cent in Winnipeg.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

  • 26 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 15 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 22 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • 54 cases in the Southern Health region; and
  • 159 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 4,114 active cases and 47,345 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 333 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces, including:
    • 213 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 81 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 294 hospitalizations;
    • a total of 102 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
      • 44 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 63 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
      • 39 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 36 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta;
  • 14 patients previously receiving care in an out of province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals including one who was repatriated yesterday;
  • 2,486 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 783,911; and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,072.

Public health officials are reminding Manitobans that in most cases, they should only seek testing at a provincial test site if they are symptomatic or have been advised by public health that they are a close contact. This will help ensure that those who need to be tested can continue to access testing as easily as possible.