27 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Prairie Mountain Health region on Wednesday.
Across Manitoba 189 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 186 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 38,211.
Public health officials advise that three new deaths in a person with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a woman in her 20's from Northern health region;
• a man in his 20's from Winnipeg health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and
• a woman in her 100's from Southern Health–Santé Sud, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.5-percent provincially - and 8.4-percent in Winnipeg.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 17 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 5 cases in the Northern health region;
• 16 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 124 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 2,206 active cases and 35,034 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 78 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 56 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 134 hospitalizations; however, officials note this data does not include information from Prairie Mountain Health today due to issues with provincial data systems;
• 25 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as five people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 30 ICU patients; however, officials note this data does not include information from Prairie Mountain Health today due to issues with provincial data systems;
• 3,239 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 653,076; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 971.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including information the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit https://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/