Public health officials have announced 216 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 more deaths due to the virus.

The current five-day test positivity rate is 9.8% provincially and 6.5% in Winnipeg.

The Northern health region is continuing with their trend of high case numbers, adding 118 of today’s cases. Winnipeg added 50 cases today and there were just 12 in Prairie Mountain Health. The other health regions saw 22 new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region and 14 in Southern Health.

According to the province’s data, there are active cases in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (3, down from 4 yesterday), Riding Mountain (3, up from 2 yesterday), Porcupine Mountain (47, down from 54 yesterday), Duck Mountain (5), Asessippi (10, up from 9 yesterday), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (0), and Agassiz Mountain (34, down from 36 yesterday). Brandon has 55 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 68 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis also has 68.

The three deaths announced today are all from Winnipeg, a man in his 60s, a female in her 70s, and a female in her 80s.

Today’s data shows:

  • 3,372 active cases and 24,307 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • There are 135 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 137 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 272 hospitalizations;
  • There are 26 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 14 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 40 ICU patients; and
  • The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 798. Due to a data correction, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed.

The new provincial restrictions are now in effect for 3 weeks.