Variant COVID Case Counts Continue To Climb


Manitoba reported 181 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on Friday. One of those deaths is linked to the more contagious B117 coronavirus variant (a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region). The other death was a male in his 50s also from the Winnipeg health region.


Manitoba Health officials advise you to reduce your close contacts and isolate as much as possible while the province endures this third wave.


Furthermore, officials say Everyone 18 and older living in three Winnipeg communities — the downtown east, Point Douglas south and Inkster east — can now book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.


Here is the regional breakdown of today’s 181 new cases:

103 Winnipeg health region

29 Northern Health Region

21 Southern Health region

19 Prairie Mountain Health region

9 Interlake-Eastern health region


As of Friday, April 23, 2021, there’ve been a total of 37,069 cases. While 34,366 people have recovered, there’ve been 964 deaths linked to covid and there are now 1,739 active cases within the province.


Total variants to date up 300; active variant caseload spikes to 499 from 277. Meanwhile, the outbreaks at Fairview Home in Brandon and the Boissevain School have both been declared over.


For more details on COVID-19 visit the Manitoba Government website here.