For the first time in a week, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Northern Health Region is lower than the number of new cases in Winnipeg.
Public health officials advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
• a female in her 90s from Prairie Mountain Health, linked to the outbreak at Fairview Personal Care Home;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Seven Oaks General Hospital 5U1-3; and
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Fred Douglas Lodge.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.3 per cent provincially and 6.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 94 new cases of the virus have been identified, However, two cases have been removed due to data corrections and brings to net-new case total to 92. The number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 28,902.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• zero cases in Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 36 cases in the Northern health region;
• 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 41 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,492 active cases and 24,601 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 140 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 137 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 277 hospitalizations;
• there are 25 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 13 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 38 ICU patients; and
• the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 809.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,118 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 467,785. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.