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COVID-19 Report for June 20, 2021

By: Dan Everett
Posted: June 20, 2021 16:05

Public health officials advise six new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:

  • a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg health region linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region;
  • a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern;
  • a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region linked to an unspecified variant of concern;
  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region; and
  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health-Sante Sud health region.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8 per cent provincially and 7.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 93 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 55,331.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

  • 14 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; 
  • eight cases in the Northern health region;
  • five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;    
  • 24 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and    
  • 42 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:  

  • 2,166 active cases and 52,041 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 250 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces, including: 
    • 140 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 93 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 233 hospitalizations;  
  • a total of 74 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
    • 34 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 23 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 57 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
    • 17 Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, with 16 in Ontario and one in Alberta;  
  • 32 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
    • no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday.
  • 1,397 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 814,968; and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,124.

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