Manitoba continues to have the highest per capita rate of new COVID-19 cases in Canada, with another 474 cases added in Friday along with 9 more deaths.

A man in his 80’s at the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home is the third individual to die after an outbreak was first announced on Friday, November 13.

The outbreaks at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge personal care home have been declared over.

See the bottom of this article for a full list of the most recent Manitobans to die after contracting COVID-19.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.7% both provincially and in Winnipeg. The total of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 12,919.

There are 7,861 active cases and 4,851 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. There are 281 people in hospital with 43 people in intensive care.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 207.

Today’s data shows:
• 22 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 28 cases in the Northern health region
• 27 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 114 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 247 cases in the Winnipeg health region

The following Parkland health districts have active cases: Dauphin (5), Riding Mountain (11), Swan River (8), Porcupine Mountain (5), Duck Mountain (5), Asessippi (9), Little Saskatchewan (9), Whitemud (27), and Agassiz Mountain (1).

Duck Mountian
Pictured: the Duck Mountain health district | courtesy of the Government of Manitoba

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 76 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis health district has 129 cases.

On Friday, increased restrictions went into effect limiting the in-person sale of non-essential items. The province also ramped up restrictions on public and private gatherings. Click here to learn more.


Public health officials advise eight additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today that include: 
• a male in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region
• a female in her 50s from the Northern health region
• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Keekinan Centre
• a female in her 60s from the Interlake–Eastern health region
• a male in his 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak
• a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the outbreak at Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home
• a male in his 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak