Manitoba Reports 18 New Cases Of COVID-19 Over The Weekend

Public health officials advise that the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.83 per cent and 18 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified over the weekend as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 354.

New cases include:

  • 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • three cases in the Winnipeg health region;
  • three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
  • one case in the Southern Health – Sante Sud health region.

The high case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies.  In addition, there are some international travel related cases and one transport driver. The investigations are all ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health risks.

The data also shows:

  • one individual is in intensive care;
  • 29 active cases and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

An additional 384 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, 1,390 on Saturday and 695 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 76,354.

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