Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported 325 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon with a five day test positivity rate of 13.7 percent. He also reported 12 additional deaths including six in Winnipeg one each in Prairie Mountain and Interlake Eastern and two each in Southern and Northern Health regions which were a man in his 90s as well as a woman in her 80s who was linked to the outbreak at Acute Care Inpatient Unit of The Pas Health Complex at St. Anthony’s General Hospital.
Roussin announced they have made changes in statistics noting every daily bulletin has a report of active cases which is intended to reflect the number of cases actively isolating either in the community or in the hospital. He says starting today they have made changes to improve the accuracy of that information as they have reviewed the older cases and closed a number of them to more accurately reflect those individuals who have recovered and this allowed them to remove more than four thousand cases from active and list them as recovered.
Of the total 19,131 reported cases 5462 are active, 13,262 have recovered, 310 are in hospital with 39 in intensive care and related deaths total 407.