Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported this afternoon 342 new cases of COVID-19 with a five day test positivity rate of 13.4 percent.. He also announced 11 additional deaths with seven in the Winnipeg region, two in Prairie Mountain and two in Southern Health region. Chief Nursing Officer Linette Siragusa says they have 341peole in hospital putting pressure on our health care system and for perspective that is more than triple the number of hospitalizations in numbers from only a month ago. She adds our ICUs have also seen a substantial increase in activity noting as of midnight their critical care program was 145 percent above their normal baseline pre-COVID. She says there are now 105 patients who are admitted to critical care at this time.
Of the new cases 207 are in Winnipeg, 53 in Southern Health and 46 in the Northern Health region with smaller numbers in other regions. Of the total 16,825 reported cases 9260 are considered active and 7253 have recovered.