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.
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.