New COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates continue to lower.

As of Thursday morning, there are 106 new COVDI-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases after a data correction to 55,692.

New cases include:

  • 64 cases in the Winnipeg health region
  • 18 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
  • 14 cases in the Northern health region
  • nine cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
  • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region

There are 1,715 active cases and 52,843 recoveries. 

Manitoba's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.4 per cent and Winnipeg's is 6.7 per cent.

Hospitalizations continue to drop. In total, there are 212 people in the hospital being treated for COVID.

  • 109 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 91 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious
  • 28 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 24 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious
  • 12 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 11 in Ontario and one in Alberta

Thirty-five people have returned to Manitoba after out-of-province care.

Two more Manitobans have died, a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern and a male in his 80s from Southern Health-Santé Sud linked to an unspecified variant of concern. The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,134