Public health officials say there have been seven more deaths due to COVID-19 as of Saturday.
Six of those deaths were from the Winnipeg health region.
- A male in his 50s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
- A male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region.
- A male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region.
- A female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region.
- Two females in their 90s from the Winnipeg health region.
- A female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region.
As of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 203 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 26,166.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.9% provincially.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
- Seven cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region.
- 54 cases in the Northern health region.
- 38 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
- 19 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
- 85 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
- 4,664 active cases and 20,769 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19,
- 229 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 84 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 313 hospitalizations,
- 33 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as four people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 37 ICU patients,
- 733 total deaths due to COVID-19.
Laboratory testing numbers show 2,181 tests were completed yesterday bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 437,412. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school, or other daily activities. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear.
Manitobans should only leave their homes for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places, and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.