July 5, 2021
Public health officials advise four new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today. This includes deaths reported on the weekend:
Saturday, July 3:
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern;
Sunday, July 4:
• a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the linked to the alpha variant of concern;
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the linked to the alpha variant of concern; and
Monday, July 5:
• a male in his 70s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.3 per cent provincially and 6.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 177 new cases of the virus have been identified since Friday: 48 cases on Saturday July 3, 64 cases on Sunday, July 4 and 65 cases today. However, one case was removed on Saturday due to data correction and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 56,482.
Of the 65 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• nine new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• five new cases in the Northern health region;
• 11 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• five new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 35 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 1,022 active cases and 54,309 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 156 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including:
– 63 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 87 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 150 hospitalizations;
• a total of 46 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
– 16 people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 24 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 40 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
– six Manitoba patients in intensive care units outside the province, all of whom are in Ontario;
• 39 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
– no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday;
• 1,126 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 837,004; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,151.
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.
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.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including 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 www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.