An investigation is underway after a COVID enforcement officer was assaulted while on duty.

The Province of Manitoba says the officer was assaulted last week in Winnipeg, condemning the attack.

"Actions like this will not be tolerated," the province says in a statement. "These individuals risk exposure to COVID-19 daily to protect Manitobans from its spread and Manitobans are urged to engage respectfully."

In total, last week there were 155 warnings and 27 tickets given between February 15 and 21.

There were 21 individual $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences, with 19 of those for gathering in private residences or outdoors. Five people were ticketed for not wearing a mask in indoor public places. One person was ticketed for violating the Federal Quarantine Act, costing $5,150.

There were no business tickets issued.

Close to 1,000 tickets have been handed out since April, totalling 992 tickets and 3,142 warnings. The province has been collecting over $1.3 million in fines since then.