Public health officials advise five new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Northern health region;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the unspecified variant of concern; and
• a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.5 per cent provincially and 13.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 360 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, five cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 355 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 51,935.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 19 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 23 cases in the Northern health region.
• 42 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 56 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 220 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 4,179 active cases and 46,689 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 212 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 85 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 297 hospitalizations;
• 45 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 23 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 68 ICU patients;
• 2,933 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 778,451; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,067.
Outbreaks have been declared at Seven Oaks General Hospital, 3U7 and the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre in Winnipeg. The facilities have been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.