Two new deaths in people with COVID-19 is being reported today including:
• a female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; and
• a male in his 90s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.6 per cent provincially and 1.8 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 101 new cases of the virus have been identified since Tuesday: 31 cases on Tuesday, Aug.10, 36 cases Wednesday, Aug. 11 and 34 today. Ten cases have been removed due to data corrections, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,951.

Of the 34 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• five new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• one new case in the Northern health region;
• three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• six new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 19 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s data also shows:
• 586 active cases and 56,181 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 75 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 19 people with active COVID-19 as well as 56 people who are no longer infectious;
• a total of 11 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including two people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as nine people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
• 1,590 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 891,397; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,184.

Manitobans are advised the Thunderbird House COVID-19 testing site in Winnipeg will close after Friday, Aug. 13. Testing sites at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata (445 King St.), the Garrick Centre (330 Garry St.) and the drive-thru site at MPI (1284 Main St.) continue to be available for those who need testing in the Winnipeg area. Timely testing continues at a variety of locations across the province, which can be found at

The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 27 warnings and three tickets were issued for the week of Aug. 2 to 8 including:
• two $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; and
• one $5,000 ticket to a business.

Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly at

The outbreak has been declared over at Bethesda Regional Health Centre Medicine unit in Steinbach.

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 and click on your region.

Additional data on variants of concern is available at 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



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