Winnipeg's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is hovering above two per cent.
As of Friday morning, there are 41 new COVID-19 cases. This includes:
- 19 new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
- 13 new cases in the Winnipeg health region
- four new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
- three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- two new cases in the Northern health region
Manitoba's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is three per cent. In Winnipeg, the rate is 2.1 per cent.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 57,359 with 55,652 recoveries.
Three more Manitobans have died including:
- a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern
- a female in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern
- a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern
This brings the total number of deaths to 1,170.
The RBC Convention Centre will offer walk-in vaccines for the end of July, starting on Saturday, between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. As of Friday morning, 1,708,800 first and second doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.
To date, 78.2 per cent of all eligible Manitobans have received their first vaccine, and 64.3 per cent their second dose. In order to reach a full reopening, the vaccination goal is 80 per cent of all Manitobans receiving their first dose, and 75 per cent their second dose.
Weather conditions may be affecting vaccinations for some Manitobans.
"The province is working with regional health authorities and Indigenous partners to ensure vaccines are available to individuals who have been evacuated due to wildfires and wish to get the vaccine," the province says in a statement.
The government is cautioning against vaccine card phishing scams. They are asking business operators to confirm the Manitoba Immunization Verifier Application with government-issued identification.
There are 107 Manitobans receiving COVID care in the hospital. This includes 28 people with active COVID-19 and 78 people who are no longer infectious.
In intensive care, there are 24 people, with 16 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care and eight with active cases.