More than one hundred new COVID-19 cases have been discovered in Manitoba Wednesday morning.

The province says there are 109 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, including 51 in Winnipeg. 

New COVID-19 cases include:

  • 49 cases in the Northern health region
  • four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
  • 51 cases in the Winnipeg health region

Two previously identified cases have been removed due to a data correction.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate in Manitoba is 4.8 per cent, and 4.4 per cent in Winnipeg. The province says 2,073 tests were completed yesterday.

Twenty-two cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant have been identified, with 21 of those from Winnipeg. The twenty-second case is from Prairie Mountain, bringing the number of B.1.1.7 cases to 261. B.1.351 cases remain at 20. There are a total of 18 uncategorized variant cases after adding three new cases, one from Prarie Mountain and two from Winnipeg, to the count Wednesday.

The province says there are 1,294 active cases and 32,419 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. Nine hundred and forty-three people have died from the virus.

Hospital data says:

  • 61 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 79 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 140 hospitalizations
  • 14 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 32 ICU patients

The outbreak is over at Extendicare/Oakview Place in Winnipeg. An outbreak has been declared at Health Sciences Centre unit GD4. The facility has been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.