Health officials reported 92 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 deaths due to the virus.
An outbreak has been declared at St. Paul’s Personal Care Home in Dauphin, and the site has been moved to red on the Pandemic Response System.
One of those deaths announced Tuesday is at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre — a woman in her 70s.
On Monday, Dr. Brent Roussin looked ahead to the future of Manitoba's vaccination campaign, saying he wants Manitobans to get the shot as soon as they're eligible so things can get back to normal.
"We can’t get back to normal unless we’re getting close to that herd immunity number.”
As of Monday afternoon, around 339,000 Canadians had received the first vaccine dose — less than 1% of the population.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.1% provincially and 8.4% in Winnipeg.
The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 26,540.
The data also shows 3,100 active cases and 22,692 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.
There are 138 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 164 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care (302 hospitalizations in total).
There are 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 14 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care (35 ICU patients in total).
The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 748. Due to a data error, one death reported earlier by the province — a woman in Winnipeg — has been removed. Health officials are confirming individual is still alive.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• nine cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
• nine case in the Northern health region
• 22 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• eight cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
• 44 cases in the Winnipeg health region
According to the province’s data, there are active cases in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (7), Riding Mountain (3), Swan River (0), Porcupine Mountain (67), Duck Mountain (4), Asessippi (7), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (4), and Agassiz Mountain (44). Brandon has 66 active cases.
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 57 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis has 40.
Public health officials advise eight additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today including:
· a female in her 80s from the Interlake-Eastern health region
· a male in his 50s from the Northern health region
· a female in her 70s from Prairie Mountain Health and linked to the outbreak at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre
· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Southeast Personal Care Home
· a male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region
· a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region
· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg
· a female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home