Manitoba's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is creeping closer to 12 per cent.
Vaccine eligibility is lowering to people aged 30 or older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older. Previous geographic, vulnerability and job eligibility remain in place. Manitobans can book their appointments at pop-ups and supersites.
Public health officials advise that four new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 40s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern;
• a male in his 50s from the Northern health region;
• a male in his 60s 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 region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.6 per cent provincially and 13.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 502 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 498 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 42,453.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 25 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 10 cases in the Northern health region;
• 20 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 48 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 399 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 3,771 active cases and 37,683 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 153 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 62 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 215 hospitalizations;
• 48 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 12 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 60 ICU patients;
• 3,787 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 698,667and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 997.