Health officials say more than half of Tuesday's new COVID-19 cases are from Winnipeg.
The province says there are 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Winnipeg. There are currently 600 active cases of COVID-19 in Winnipeg with 17,994 recoveries. They say 675, people, or 3.5 per cent of all 19,269 Winnipeg cases, have died. These deaths include Tuesday's announcement of a man in his 80s linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Home and a man in his 60s who contracted the B.1.1.7 variant of concern. The man in his 60s is the second variant of concern death in Winnipeg. Winnipeg's five-day test positivity rate is 5.7 per cent.
Across the province, there is in total 135 new COVID-19 cases including:
• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 34 cases in the Northern health region
• five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 35,459.
Northern health's total includes the first variant of concern in the region. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation's Chief and council along with public health has lifted the public health orders for the community, now only requiring the province-wide restrictions.
The province says overall "the B.1.1.7 is becoming the dominant variant in Manitoba."
Manitoba's test positivity rate is six per cent.
There are 62 people in the hospital with active cases of COVID-19, including 14 in intensive care. Seventy-six people are no longer infectious but require hospital care, including 19 needing critical care. So far 951 people with COVID-19 have died in Manitoba.