COVID-19 claimed the lives of four more Manitobans Saturday.
The death toll includes:
• a female in her 60s from the Northern Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a female in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 80s from Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 90s from Winnipeg Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The province also announced that more schools will be moving to remote learning effective May 18 until May 30 as a response to the rising infection rates of COVID-19. Included are the 27 schools in the Red River Valley School District including St Malo and St Pierre, and the Garden Valley School District.
All individuals aged 12 or older are now eligible to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic.
As of 9:30 a.m. today, public health officials reported that 430 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 428 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 44,617. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12 percent provincially and 14.2 percent in Winnipeg.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 23 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 11 cases in the Northern health region;
• 30 cases in the Prairie Mountain health region;
• 27 cases in the Southern Health region; and
• 339 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,219 active cases and 39,392 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 181 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 60 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 241 hospitalizations;
• 51 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 70 ICU patients;
• 3,515 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 718,020; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,006.