The province says while there are lower case numbers, hospitals continue to be filled with COVID-19 patients.
In the hospital, there are 297 Manitobans in and outside of Manitoba. This includes 25 Manitobans in Ontario ICU and one in Alberta ICU, and 60 in Manitoba's ICUs. Of those hospitalized, 77 are no longer infectious.
Twenty-six Manitobans who were being treated out of province have returned home.
For the first time in weeks, Manitoba is announcing new COVID-19 cases in the low 100s. There are 124 new cases as of Monday morning.
New cases include:
• four cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 14 cases in the Northern health region.
• seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 19 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 80 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
"I think the trend is certainly going in the right direction. You always have to be cautious about individual daily numbers, (it) sometimes can relate to testing volume and other things. We will have to follow it over, but certainly, each day that goes by with lower numbers, it is what we are after. It is what we are predicting, but we cannot make much of a single daily total," Dr. Brent Roussin says in a Monday press conference.
Manitoba's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.7 per cent and Winnipeg's is 10.2 per cent. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 54,481. 1,667 laboratory tests were completed yesterday
Another milestone is Manitoba has reached is in recoveries. There are 3,111 active cases and 50,268 recoveries.
There are two new deaths:
• a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,102 after a data correction.