Another three Manitobans have died with COVID-19. Today's death toll includes:
- a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
- a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and
- a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
Public health officials have confirmed 221 new cases of the virus in Manitoba. However, one case has been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 220 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 52,751.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12 per cent provincially and 13 per cent in Winnipeg. Of those 221 new cases, 32 are in Southern Health-Santé Sud, including three in Steinbach, two in Hanover and five in the Niverville/ Ritchot district.
Meanwhile, anyone who received their first dose of vaccine on or before April 25, 2021 can now book their second dose appointment.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
- nine cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
- 12 cases in the Northern health region;
- 25 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- 32 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
- 143 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
- 4,069 active cases and 47,607 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
- 346 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces, including:
228 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 81 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 309 hospitalizations; a total of 99 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including: 43 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 62 ICU patients in Manitoba; and 37 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 34 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta;
- 16 patients previously receiving care in an out of province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals, including two who were repatriated yesterday;
- 1,993 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 785,905; and
- the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,075.
Public health officials are reminding Manitobans that in most cases, they should only seek testing at a provincial test site if they are symptomatic or have been advised by public health that they are a close contact. This will help ensure those who need to be tested can continue to access testing as easily as possible.