There are less than 50 new COVID-19 cases being announced Wednesday, the lowest new total of daily cases since October.

There are 45 newly-identified COVID-19 cases in Manitoba. Due to an earlier data error, six previous cases have been removed from the total number of lab-confirmed cases, bringing the new total to 31,590.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.6 per cent provincially and four per cent in Winnipeg.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• three cases in Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 10 cases in the Northern health region; 
• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 
• eight cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and 
• 23 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Public health officials say a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Oakview Place Personal Care Home, with the virus has died.
The data also shows:
• 1,196 active cases and 29,507 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 81 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 126 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 207 hospitalizations;
• 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 29 ICU patients;
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 887; and
• the total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases is five.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,805 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 517,602.