For the first time in months, less than 200 new daily COVID-19 cases are being announced.
Those who received their first COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 1 can book their second dose. All other eligibility, including Indigenous people and those with specific health conditions, continue to be in effect.
All Manitobans aged 12 and older can receive their first COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 946,611 vaccinations have been administered.
As of Monday morning, two more people with COVID-19 have died, a man and a woman, both in their 60s from Winnipeg linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
There are 169 new COVID-19 cases, which Cheif Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Rousin says is the start of a decrease in cases.
New cases include:
- 111 cases in the Winnipeg health region
- 27 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
- 16 cases in the Northern health region
- nine cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- six cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 11.9 per cent provincially and 12.7 per cent in Winnipeg.
After a data correction, the total number of COVID-19 cases is 52,919. Of the cases, 3,962 are active, 47,880 recovered, and 1,077 people have died.
Hospitals continue to be overfilled, relying on other provinces. The province says 344 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces.
- 23 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 85 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 308 hospitalizations
- a total of 102 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 47 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 66 ICU patients in Manitoba
- 36 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 33 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta
Seventeen Manitobans who were being treated out of province have returned home.
Emerson Health Centre's outbreak is over.