Manitoba Reports 70 New Cases Of COVID-19, 81 Recoveries, 2 Deaths

Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 30s from Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; and
• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.2 per cent provincially and 5.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 70 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 56,167.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• seven cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 20 cases in the Northern health region;
• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 12 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 29 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The dashboard for COVID-19 in Manitoba can be found here.

The data also shows:
• 1,395 active cases and 53,631 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 173 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including:
– 77 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 87 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 164 hospitalizations;
• a total of 55 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
– 19 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 27 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 46 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
– nine Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, all of whom are in Ontario;
• 36 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
– no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday.
• 1,616 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 830,897; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,141.

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.

Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

Due to the Canada Day holiday, there will be no bulletin or online data updates Thursday, July 1. Both will resume Friday, July 2.

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