The Manitoba Government has announced that there are four more deaths and 167 new cases of COVID-19 in THE province

The data is total numbers from Monday and Tuesday since there was no announcement made Monday due to the Louis Riel Day holiday. The four deaths all came from the Winnipeg health region. The deaths were three men — one in his 60s, one in his 70s, and one in his 90s — and a woman in her 90s.

The majority of the 167 cases are from the Northern Health Region, which has 93. The Winnipeg health region has 51, the Interlake-Eastern health region has 13, the Southern Health region has eight, and the Prairie Mountain Health region has two new cases.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is up to 5.9 percent provincially and 4.5 percent in Winnipeg, which are increases from Sunday.

Meanwhile, a report of the B117 coronavirus variant that was found in Pauingassi First Nation has been confirmed negative. On Monday, Cross Lake First Nation also announced one probable case.

To date, there is only one confirmed case of a variant of concern in Manitoba. The person had traveled from Africa to Europe and then to Winnipeg before testing positive. Five household contacts were told to self-isolate.