Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported 277 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon with a five day test positivity rate of 13.2 percent. He also reported 14 additional deaths with nine in the Winnipeg region and five in Southern Health. Of the 277 new cases 200 were in the Winnipeg region, 28 in Northern Health, 24 in Southern Health with smaller numbers in other regions. Chief nursing officer Linette Siragusa reported 351 people are in hospital and they are continuing to see people of all ages enter their facilities including the very young and the very old and people in between. She adds their critical care program is at 147 percent beyond their usual capacity pre-COVID activity and there are 106 patients who are in the critical care unit and 51 of them have COVID-19.
Of the total 17,834 reported cases 8970 are considered active, 8072 individuals have recovered and related deaths total 342.