One thousand people with COVID-19 in Manitoba have died as of Wednesday morning.
Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 50s from Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 60s from Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and
• a male in his 70s from Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.1 per cent provincially and 14.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 364 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 43,143.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 50 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 10 cases in the Northern health region;
• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 47cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 223 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,940 active cases and 38,203 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 162 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 59 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 221 hospitalizations;
• 50 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 12 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 62 ICU patients;
• 3,567 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 705,377 and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,000.