For the first time over a month, the number of daily COVID-19 deaths being reported is two, with none of the reported deaths including people in Winnipeg.

The two deaths announced on Wednesday include a woman in her 70s from the Northern health region and linked to the outbreak at Thompson General Hospital MSP ward, and a woman in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at Fairview Personal Care Home. In total, 661 Manitobans with COVID-19 have died since March.

The Province says 130 new COVID-19 cases are being identified, with 92 of those cases being people from Winnipeg.

The remaining cases include:

  • 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 11 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 8 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • 8 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region

There are 19,408 Manitobans who have recovered from COVID-19. There are 4,444 active cases. 

The province says there are 248 people in the hospital with active COVID-19 and 89 people in the hospital who previously were diagnosed with COVID-19 requiring care but are no longer infectious. 

Thirty-two people are currently in intensive care with active cases of COVID-19 and four who are in intensive care who have COVID but are not infectious.

Winnipeg's five-day test positivity rate is 11.9 per cent; across the province, it is 12.6 per cent.