For the second straight day, there were no new cases of COVID-19 identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

Health officials announced 58 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with all but nine of those cases coming from Winnipeg and Manitoba’s north.

Two deaths due to COVID were also announced — a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, and a man in his 70s from Southern Health linked to an outbreak at a Niverville personal care home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.3% provincially and 4.1% in Winnipeg. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 31,386.

Today’s new COVID-19 cases are from the following health regions:
• four cases in Interlake–Eastern health region
• 25 cases in the Northern health region
• zero cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 24 cases in the Winnipeg health region
 
The provincial data shows 1,180 active cases and 29,322 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 77 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 131 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care (208 hospitalizations total).

There are 13 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care (31 ICU patients total).

The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 884.

Public Health say the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases is four.

According to the province’s data, there are active cases in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (1) and Asessippi (7). Brandon has 10 active cases. 

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 2 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis has 9.