Manitoba public health reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 5.9 percent. They also reported one additional death in the Winnipeg health region. Of the new cases 44 are in the Northern and 23 in the Winnipeg health region with single digits in other regions. Of the total 31,007 reported cases 1555 are active, 28,576 individuals have recovered and 231 people are in hospital with 28 in intensive care.
To date 56,707 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province. An announcement is expected next week on opening up vaccine appointments for elderly Manitobans beginning with those over 95 with expansion of that program as more doses arrive in the province.