Multiple Parkland health districts added active cases on Friday, as Manitoba health officials announced 344 new cases and 14 more deaths.

One death was reported in the Prairie Mountain Health region — a woman in her 90’s linked to the Fairview Care Home outbreak.

On Thursday, Manitoba’s chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said roughly 70% of deaths in Manitoba due to COVID-19 have happened this month.

The full list of the most recent deaths in Manitoba can be found at the bottom of this article.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 14.5% provincially and 14.2% in Winnipeg. 

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 15,632. 

The province says there are 8,865 active cases and 6,487 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. 

There are 322 people in hospital with 45 people in intensive care. In the last three weeks, hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 have almost doubled — and the number of being treated in the intensive care unit has nearly tripled in the same period.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 280. 

Today’s data shows:
• 15 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 73 cases in the Northern health region
• 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 65 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 178 cases in the Winnipeg health region


Dauphin Now Has 10 Active Cases

According to the province’s data, there are active cases in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (10, up from 6), Riding Mountain (24), Swan River (8), Porcupine Mountain (10), Duck Mountain (21), Asessippi (10), Little Saskatchewan (8), Whitemud (23). The Agassiz Mountain health district no longer has any active cases, according to the province. Brandon has 132 active cases.

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The Duck Mountain health district, which includes Roblin and Grandview | Photo courtesy of the Manitoba Government

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 74 active cases. Fisher/Peguis has 105.

Dr. Brent Roussin continues to ask Manitobans to avoid any non-essential travel, and avoid leaving their homes when sick.

Public health officials advise 14 additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported today including: 

• a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region
• a male in his 50s from the Interlake–Eastern health region
• a male in his 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region
• a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region
• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre
• a female in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre
• a female in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health region and linked to the Fairview Home outbreak
• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven Nursing Home
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge
• a male in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Golden Links Lodge
• a female in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre.