80 new cases of COVID-19 announced Sunday keep Manitoba on a downward trend for the virus.
Public health officials, meanwhile, advise five additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
- a male in his 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region linked to the outbreak at Kin Place Personal Care Home;
- a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region;
- a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre; and
- a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the outbreak at Concordia Place Personal Care Home.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.2 per cent provincially and 3.9 per cent in Winnipeg.
As of 9:30 a.m. today, 80 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to a data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 79 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 30,766.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
- two cases in Interlake-Eastern health region;
- 44 cases in the Northern health region;
- one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- four cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
- 29 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
- 1,619 active cases and 28,276 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
- 84 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 142 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 226 hospitalizations;
- 12 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 26 ICU patients; and
- 871 total COVID-19 deaths.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,580 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since last February to 500,840.