COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Today Near The 300 Mark yet Again

Manitoba public health officials say today’s 271 new cases of COVID-19 bring the total up to 40,085 and there are still 2,780 active cases in the keystone province.

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

• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region; and

• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to B.1.1.7 variant of concern.

These two deaths bring the death toll up to 982 in Manitoba.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 8.8 percent provincially and 9.2 percent in Winnipeg.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

• 20 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• 13 cases in the Northern health region;
• 37 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 20 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 182 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows 36,323 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. However, 125 people are in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 59 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 184 hospitalizations.

38 people are in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as nine people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 47 ICU patients.


Progress on the Vaccination Front

Meanwhile, Manitoba continues to make progress in the largest immunization campaign in the province’s history, as more than 500,000 doses have been administered and more than 40 percent of people aged 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. By May 21, all Manitobans will be eligible to get the vaccine.

Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday and is available here: