Seven deaths due to COVID-19 were reported Saturday, the highest number of deaths in a single day in Manitoba.

As of 9:30 a.m., 271 new cases of the virus were also reported in the province.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.4 per cent.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba has now risen to 7,689.

The deaths include a male in his 50s, a female in her 60s, a male in his 60s, a male in his 70s, a male in his 80s, and two females in their 80s.

Three of the deaths were linked to the outbreak at Maples Personal Care Home and two were linked to the outbreak at Victoria General Hospital.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Manitoba is now 103.

Meanwhile, possible public exposures are being announced at a number of local schools. Public health officials say individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 were present at Dawson Trail School Oct. 19 to 23 and 26 to 27, Niverville Elementary School from Oct. 28 to 30, and Ecole St. Malo on Oct. 22. Possible exposures may have also taken place at Mitchell Elementary School on Oct. 29, and Wild Rose School in Kleefeld from Oct. 26 to 30.

Today’s data shows:

  • 31 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region.
  • 22 cases in the Northern health region.
  • 23 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
  • 39 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
  • 156 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are now 4,460 active cases of COVID-19 while 3,126 individuals have recovered from the virus.

159 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus and 23 individuals are in intensive care.