An additional 26 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Manitoba as of Wednesday morning.

There's been a 12th COVID-19 related death in Manitoba. According to public health, it is a man in his 60s from the Grey Health District in Southern Health. This is a previously announced case connected to a known cluster. The individual was hospitalized and in the intensive care unit.

This news follows yesterday's announcement of two deaths in the province. Six of the province's COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in Southern Health–Santé Sud with one each recorded in the Portage, Grey, Hanover, Niverville/Ritchot, Roland/Thompson and Steinbach health districts.

As well, public health confirmed 15 new cases of as of 9:30 this morning. 13 new cases in the Prairie Mountain health region; 1 in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and 1 in the Winnipeg health region. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 763.

James Teitsma for Radisson august 19 covid(James Teitsma for Radisson/Facebook)

Preliminary investigations indicate the Prairie Mountain are mostly related to contacts to known cases, however public health says there are cases with unknown acquisition in the region.

Today's COVID-19 announcement says that the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.6 per cent, 0.2 per cent lower than yesterday's percentage. 

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.6 per cent.

The data also shows:
•    six current hospitalizations, with two individuals in intensive care;
•    223 active cases and 528 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 12.

Public health officials are advising a potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred on August 13 and 14 (3 to 10 p.m) and August 15 (3 to 7 p.m.) at the Wigwam Restaurant located at 132 Wasagaming Drive in Wasagaming near Riding Mountain National Park.