Winnipeg continues to see the highest new COVID-19 case numbers.
Public health officials advise six new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 60s from Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
• a male in his 70s from Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region;
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern and the outbreak at Beacon Hill Lodge Personal Care Home; and
• a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.1 per cent provincially and 11.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 251 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, four cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 247 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 53,650.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 16 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 41 cases in the Northern health region;
• 17 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 35 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 142 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,600 active cases and 48,963 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 316 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: 206 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 80 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 286 hospitalizations;
a total of 94 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
- 48 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 16 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 64 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
- 30 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 27 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta;
• 23 patients previously receiving care in an out of province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care including two who were repatriated yesterday;
• two COVID-19 patients in ICU were transported yesterday to Ontario facilities in London and Thunder Bay;
• 2,593 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 795,068; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,087.
The outbreak has been declared over at St. Norbert Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.