Manitoba Announced 47 New Cases Of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries, 2 Deaths

Public health officials advise two new deaths in persons with COVID-19 are being reported today;

  • a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; and
  • a female in her 70s 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 2.1 per cent provincially and 1.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 47 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 46 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,548.

Of the 47 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:

  • 21 new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • six new cases in the Northern health region;
  • one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • six new cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
  • 13 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

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

Today’s data also shows:

  • 526 active cases and 55,845 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 102 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19, including 35 people with active COVID-19 as well as 67 people who are no longer infectious;
  • a total of 29 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19, including 10 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
  • 1,673 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 871,465; and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,177.

Due to the August long weekend some COVID-19 testing site hours of operation may have changed. Check locations and hours at

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 and click on your region.

Additional data on variants of concern is available at: Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

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