Health officials are reporting 75 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Friday, bringing the province to a total of 3,173 cases.

Prairie Mountain Health has moved the COVID testing location in Dauphin to a walk-in site at 301 Main Street North.

On Friday, Manitoba’s chief public health officer announced more restrictions for the Winnipeg area in response to high case numbers. 

Starting Monday, October 19 the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will introduce the following restrictions for a two week period:

  • Indoor and outdoor gathering sizes: lowered from 10 to five, in addition to members of a household
  • Contact Tracing Log Sheets: required in many indoor settings, including theatres, museums, galleries, libraries and fitness facilities
  • Restaurants/lounges: reduced group/tables sizes in restaurants from 10 to 5, and formally reduced capacity to 50 per cent
  • Retail locations and food courts: group sizes reduced to 50 per cent, including lowering gathering sizes from 10 to five in common spaces
  • After-school activities and all sporting events: reduced the number of spectators to 25 per cent of a site’s capacity
  • Beverage rooms, bars, entertainment facilites, casinos/VLTs lounges and bingo halls: to be closed
  • Gyms and fitness centres: capacity remains at 50 per cent
  • Museums, galleries and libraries: capacity reduced to 50 per cent

The rest of the province remains at yellow on the Pandemic Response System. For more details on the new restrictions for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, click here

Today’s data shows:
•    seven cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
•    two cases in the Northern health region;
•    one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
•    two cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
•    63 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are 25 Manitobans in hospital and five people in intensive care. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 38.
There are 1,582 active cases in Manitoba, and 1,553 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

The following Parkland health districts have active cases: Dauphin (2), Little Saskatchewan (1), Asessippi (1), and Whitemud (1). Brandon has 11 active cases of COVID-19.

The Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 3 active cases.

You can click here for a list of the most recent exposure risks in the Prairie Mountain Health region.