Manitoba recorded just 39 new cases on Wednesday. There are nearly 2,000 currently active cases within the province but 29,507 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
Today, a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region has passed away, linked to the COVID outbreak at Oakview Place Personal Care Home.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.6 per cent provincially and four per cent in Winnipeg. The new number of cases today are 39 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba are 31,590.
Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• three cases in Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 10 cases in the Northern health region;
• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• eight cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 23 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 1,196 active cases and 29,507 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 81 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 126 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 207 hospitalizations;
• 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 29 ICU patients;
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 887; and
• the total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases is five.
Laboratory testing numbers show 1,805 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 517,602.
Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/.
Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.