There are more than 300 people in Manitoba hospitals receiving COVID-19 care.

Public health officials advise no new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.5 per cent provincially and 14 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 497 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, four cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 493 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 50,144.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 32 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;  
• 25 cases in the Northern health region.   
• 80 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;   
• 36 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and   
• 324 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows: 
• 4,676 active cases and 44,426 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 238 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 74 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 312 hospitalizations; 
• 49 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 20 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 69 ICU patients; 
• 3,480 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 761,479; and
• due to a data correction, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed so the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,042.

An outbreak has been declared at the Carmen Memorial Hospital in Carman and Eastview Place Personal Care Home in Altona. The facilities have been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The outbreak is over at the Russell Health Centre in Russell.

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns resulting from the third wave of the pandemic, Community Living disABILITY Services-funded day services for adults with intellectual disabilities will continue to be suspended for an additional two weeks in Winnipeg. The suspension will extend until June 11. Some exceptions may be made where the safety of individuals cannot be managed in residential care or at home during the day. 

The Department of Families will continue to support the redeployment of day services and transportation staff to individuals’ places of residence. Individuals are encouraged to follow current public health orders, and to use virtual meetings and other technology to stay connected with friends, families and the broader community.