Manitoba public health reported 290 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 8.5 percent. They also reported one death in the Winnipeg region. Of the new cases 212 are in the Winnipeg region, 31 in Prairie Mountain and 29 in Southern health with lower numbers in other regions including seven in Northern health. They report 13 active cases in the Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Cranberry Portage, Sherridon district. Of the total 39,814 reported cases 2693 are considered active and 36,142 individuals have recovered. 182 people are in hospital with 47 in intensive care. The total reported variants of concern cases are at 2705 with 993 active and a total of 58 reported cases in the Northern health region.