The Interlake-Eastern health region is seeing more than a dozen new COVID-19 cases.
As of Wednesday morning, there are 26 new COVID-19 cases.
New cases include:
- 15 new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
- six new cases in the Winnipeg health region
- three new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
- two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- zero new cases in the Northern health region
There is a total of 57,502 confirmed COVID cases with 55,830 recoveries. Manitoba's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5 per cent and Winnipeg's rate is 1.3 per cent.
There are three new deaths including:
- a female in her 50s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern
- a female in her 70s from the Northern health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern
- a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region linked to an unspecified variant of concern
- There are 57,502 total confirmed COVID cases in Manitoba with 55,830 of those recovered. There are 497 active cases.
The total number of deaths is 1,175.
One hundred and four people in Manitoba are hospitalized due to COVID-19. This includes 69 people who are no longer infectious and 35 who have active cases.
Intensive care units have 30 patients, including 17 who are no longer infectious.
Manitoba's Task Force is moving from a volume-based to accessibility-based approach to delivering vaccines. The number of people accessing COVID-19 vaccines is steadily lowering as most of the province has received their first dose. This includes changes in operating hours.
"This shift will result in changes for staff including an adjustment in hours for some. Staff have been notified and Shared Health is working with them in this transition. There is no reduction in positions," the province says in a statement.
As of Wednesday, 79.1 per cent of all Manitobans have received their first COVDI-19 vaccine, and 67.8 per cent their second dose.
To date, 1,759,911 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province.