1 COVID-19 death, 430 new cases on Monday
WINNIPEG -- A man in his 60s from the Southern Health region is the most recent Manitoban to die with COVID-19, as health officials report more than 400 new cases on Monday.
The province said this man's death brings the total number of people who have died in Manitoba with COVID-19 to 1,011.
The province's five-day test positivity rate was at 12.7 per cent on Monday, while another 430 COVID-19 cases were identified.
The majority of these cases were in the Winnipeg health region, which reported 313 cases and a five-day test positivity rate of 14.3 per cent.
Winnipeg has 3,294 active cases – the highest number of any region in the province.
The other cases reported on Monday include:
- 44 cases in the Southern Health region, which has a total of 357 active cases;
- 37 cases in the Northern health region, which has a total of 256 active cases;
- 18 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region, which has 296 active cases; and
- 18 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, which has 365 active cases.
These cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba to 45,579, which includes 4,568 active cases and 40,000 recoveries.
"Many Manitobans have recovered from COVID-19, but many have had severe outcomes whether that be admitted to hospital, to ICU and unfortunately death," said Dr. Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, "We know that those in the older age groups and those with underlying health conditions were more at risk – these variants of concern have shaken that to some degree."
There were 209 people in hospital with active COVID-19 cases, and another 56 people who are no longer infectious but still need the care. There were 53 people in intensive care with active cases, and another 20 people who are no longer infectious but still need critical care.
Roussin said Manitobans need to cut back on contacts outside their household.
"It is the best way to stop these transmission chains that we are seeing."
He said Manitobans need to get tested if they are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, and self-isolate along with the rest of the household while awaiting results.
The province said 3,190 laboratory tests completed on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests done since early February 2020 to 725,195.
Roussin urged Manitobans to book an appointment for a vaccine.
"We need to get as many Manitobans vaccinated as quickly as possible to try to turn the corner on this third wave," he said.
Manitobans 12 and up are able to book an appointment to get a vaccine.
Information on variant of concern cases in Manitoba will be updated on Tuesday.