Dr. Brent Roussin announced 133 new cases and 3 deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday.
Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer also spoke to ongoing improvements in the accuracy of the "active case number" statistic.
On Sunday, there were 4,792 active cases reported by the province — that number is now down to 3,414 as the province works to catch up to the delay in clearing old cases to the “recovered” column.
One of the deaths announced today is a man in his 80s at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre in Prairie Mountain Health. The other two are a man in his 60s from the Northern health region and a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10% provincially and 8.8% in Winnipeg. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 26,450.
The province is reporting 3,414 active cases and 22,295 individuals listed as recovered from COVID-19.
There are 162 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 154 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care (316 hospitalizations in total).
There are 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 16 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care (37 ICU patients in total).
The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 741.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
• 34 cases in the Northern health region
• 28 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 13 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
• 47 cases in the Winnipeg health region
According to the province’s data, there are active cases in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (6, down from 8), Riding Mountain (3), Swan River (0, down from 1), Porcupine Mountain (72), Duck Mountain (5), Asessippi (6), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (3), and Agassiz Mountain (42). Brandon has 65 active cases.
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 56 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis has 39.