Health officials announced 109 new cases of COVID-19 and another death on Wednesday.

A man in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region is the 943rd person to die with COVID-19 in Manitoba.

Four cases were added in the Prairie Mountain Health region today — and the Swan River health district now has four active cases of COVID-19

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.8 per cent provincially and 4.4 per cent in Winnipeg. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 34,656. 

Officials have detected another 22 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of concern — 21 are in Winnipeg and one in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

There are 1,294 active cases and 32,419 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. 

There are 61 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 79 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 140 hospitalizations. 

There are 14 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 32 ICU patients.

Today’s new COVID-19 cases are in the following health regions:
• three cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 49 cases in the Northern health region
• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• two cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 51 cases in the Winnipeg health region

According to the province’s data, there are active cases of COVID-19 in the following Parkland health districts: Swan River (4), Dauphin (0), Riding Mountain (1), Duck Mountain (1), Porcupine Mountain (31), Asessippi (3). Brandon has four active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has no active cases of COVID-19. The Fisher/Peguis health district has five active cases.