April 26, 2021
Public health officials advise that one new death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today:
• a female in her 60s from Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.6 per cent provincially and 8.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 210 new cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 37,808.
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 15 cases in the Northern health region;
• 19 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 157 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 2,093 active cases and 34,747 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 83 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 65 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 148 hospitalizations;
• 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 16 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 37 ICU patients;
• 2,784 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 646,981; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 968.
Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.
Possible public exposures linked to a variant of concern case include:
• April 16 – WestJet Flight WS526: departed Calgary at 9:50 p.m., arrived in Winnipeg 1 a.m., affected rows one to six.
Other possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including information the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit: