While daily case counts continue to lower, hospitalization rates are holding steady.
As of Tuesday morning, there are 116 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba including:
- 55 cases in the Winnipeg health region
- 28 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
- 23 cases in the Northern health region
- seven cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- three cases in the Interlake-Eastern 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.
On Monday, 1,532 COVID-19 tests were done. Manitoba's five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.6 per cent and Winnipeg's is 9.9 per cent. There are a total of 54,596 COVID-19 cases after a data correction, with 50,520 of those recoveries.
There are 2,972 active cases.
As of Tuesday, two more COVID-19 deaths are being reported, a female in her 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern and the outbreak at Carman Memorial Hospital and a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant.
This brings the death toll to 1,104.
In hospital, there are 266 in Manitoba with 63 in intensive care. The province says 186 of those are active cases.
Out of the province, there are 24 people receiving care, including 23 in Ontario and one in Alberta. A total of 26 people have returned to Manitoba.