There are 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Winnipeg.
Public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.8 per cent provincially and 3.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 51 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to data corrections. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 50 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 32,000.
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• three cases in Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 30 cases in the Northern health region;
• zero cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• three cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 15 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 1,146 active cases and 29,953 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 70 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 116 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 186 hospitalizations;
• 10 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 14 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 24 ICU patients;
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 901; and
• the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases of B.1.1.7 is six and B.1.351 is two, bringing the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases to eight.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,788 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 529,722.
Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found online.
The outbreak at McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre in McCreary has been declared over.