Health Officials say there is no concern for widespread community transmission of the newly-identified B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 COVID-19 variant cases.
The Province of Manitoba says in total, there are 22 variant of concern cases in the province.
On Tuesday, they announced additional confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant of concern first identified in the United Kingdom and confirmed cases of the B.1.351 COVID-19 variant of concern first identified in South Africa. All of these cases were found in Winnipeg and were from travel or close contact with cases.
There are 66 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, with 19 of those from Winnipeg. Winnipeg's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent. A woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region has died.
Province-wide, the five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.8 per cent. The majority of Tuesday's newly-announced cases are from the Northern health region where they have 36 new cases. There are four new cases in Interlake-Eastern health region and seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
Prairie Mountain Health region has no new cases.
The province says there are:
• 1,153 active cases and 30,290 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. Four previous cases have been removed due to data correction.
• 55 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 108 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 163 hospitalizations
• 10 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 12 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 22 ICU patients
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 907. Due to a data correction, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed
Riverview Health Centre's outbreak is over.
To date, 539,998 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Manitoba with Monday's additional 1,235 tests.