WINNIPEG -- As of October 31, the province has recorded 5,723 cases of COVID-19.

The following is a timeline of all the cases in the province, beginning on March 12, 2020:

 

 

 

MARCH 12

  •  Manitoba health officials confirm the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in the province. The case is a woman in her 40s who lives in the WRHA area. The province says she was exposed to the virus through travel to the Philippines.
  •  Later in the day, the province announces two additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba: two men in their 30s who live in WRHA area. Health authorities say the men were exposed to COVID-19 through travel.

MARCH 13

  •  A fourth person tests positive for COVID-19 in Manitoba. The province says it is a man in his 40s who lives in Winnipeg, who was exposed to the virus through travel to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan.
  •  Province says one of the four COVID-19 cases has been lab-confirmed, and the other three are presumptive positive.
  •  Manitoba’s education minister announces that all kindergarten to Grade 12 classes will be suspended for three weeks, beginning March 23.

MARCH 14

  •  All four cases are lab-confirmed.

MARCH 15

  •  Three more presumptive positive cases are identified, bringing the total number of cases to seven.
  •  Case five is a man in his 70s who lives in Winnipeg and was exposed to the virus through travel; case six is a woman in her 70s, who lives in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority area, and was exposed through travel; and case seven is a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg, exposed to the virus through travel.

MARCH 16

  •  The first seven cases are lab-confirmed.
  •  The province announces another presumptive positive case, bringing the total of cases in the province to eight. Health officials say this case is a man in his 80s who lives in Winnipeg.
 

MARCH 17

  •  Health officials announce seven additional presumptive positive cases in Manitoba, bringing the total to 15.
  •  Case nine is a man in his 60s from a community in the Southern Health region; case 10 is a woman in her 60s from a community in the Southern Health region; case 11 is a woman in her 60s from Winnipeg; case 12 is a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg, case 13 is a woman in her 40s from Winnipeg; case 14 is a man in his 30s from Winnipeg; and case 15 is a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg.
  •  Premier Brian Pallister announces that starting at the end of the day on March 20, all licensed childcare centres will be suspended.

MARCH 18

  •  The province says six of the seven cases announced on March 17 are related to travel, and information is pending about the seventh case.
  •  Two more presumptive positive cases are identified in Manitoba, bring the total to 17.
  •  Case 16 is a woman in her 50s who lives in Winnipeg and case 17 is a man in his 70s who lives in Winnipeg. Both of these cases are related to travel.

MARCH 20

  •  Premier Brian Pallister announces a state of emergency, effective for 30 days.
  •  The province announces surgery programs across the province will be suspending elective surgeries

MARCH 21

  •  An additional case is identified in the province bringing the total to 18.
  •  Case 18 is a woman in her 50s who lives in Winnipeg. She was exposed to COVID-19 through travel.
  •  Later in the day the province announces another probable case of COVID-19.
  •  Case 19 is a woman in her 30s who lives in Winnipeg, and was exposed due to travel.

MARCH 22

  •  Manitoba health officials announce an additional probable case of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 20.
  •  Case 20 is a man in his 40s who lives in Winnipeg and was exposed to COVID-19 through travel.

MARCH 23

  •  The province announces another probable case, but says another case initially identified as probable has been ruled out. Therefore, the total number of cases stays at 20.
  •  The latest case is a man in his 50s who lives in Winnipeg. Health officials say it is related to travel.
  •  The premier announces a new online tool to help connect volunteers with those in need.

MARCH 24

  •  An additional case is identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 21.
  •  The newest case is a man is his 40s who lives in Winnipeg.
  •  The province announces that non-essential and diagnostic testing will be postponed, and suspends rent increases as well as postpones all hearings for non-urgent matters to avoid evictions.

MARCH 25

  •  Provincial Health Officials announce 14 new probable positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province to 35.
  •  All of the new cases are believed to be related to travel.
  •  Of the 14 new cases, 11 are in Winnipeg. Two new cases were in the Southern Health region, with the remaining case in the Prairie Mountain region.
  •  First case in child announced. Girl under age of 10 in Winnipeg listed as probable positive.
 

MARCH 26

  •  A new case is identified in the province, bringing the total to 36.
  •  The case is a man in his 20s from Winnipeg. The province says it could be connected to one of the other reported cases.
  •  The province expanded testing for the virus. Healthcare workers and those who live and work in remote or isolated communities or group settings (correctional facilities, shelters, long-term care or residential facilities or remote work camps), and who are showing symptoms are now in the high priority testing category.
  •  Dr. Brent Roussin says schools are unlikely to reopen after the initial three week suspension ends in April.
  •  Premier Brian Pallister called on the federal government to create a Pandemic Emergency Credit Agency to help provinces financially. He said if the pandemic worsens, Manitoba will empty its rainy day fund in three months or less.

MARCH 27

  • Manitoba health officials announce the province's first death due to COVID-19, saying patient-specific details aren’t being shared at this time.
  • Three new cases have also been announced, bringing the province’s total to 39. Public health investigations have begun to determine more details and to determine any possible exposures.

MARCH 28

  • Health officials in the province announced 25 new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 64.
  • No new deaths were reported in the province, but Dr. Brent Roussin said another person has been admitted into hospital in intensive care.

MARCH 29

  • The province announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. This now brings the total number of cases to 72. Public health investigations are underway regarding the new cases.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said a second person has been hospitalized but the death toll remains at one.
  • Roussin also announced two people have been listed as recovered.

MARCH 30

  • 24 new cases are announced in the province, bringing the total to 96.
  • Four individuals are hospitalized, and one person is in intensive care.
  • The province issued a new public health order, closing non-critical businesses starting on April 1. The closures are in effect until at least April 14.

MARCH 31

  • The province announced seven new cases of COVID-19, bring Manitoba's total cases to 103.
  • Health officials say there are three people in hospital, two of which are in intensive care.
  • A health care worker at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre is confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • The Manitoba government announced that all in-class schooling has been suspended indefinitely. Grade 12 final exams have been cancelled and all students who were set to graduate will do so. All grades students have will be their final mark. They can still improve grades by doing extra projects but their grades can't go any lower.
  • The city announced community athletic fields will not be opening, this includes soccer fields, football fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and skate parks.
  • The city said it will also be expanding bicycle and active living transportation routes.

APRIL 1

  • Public health officials say they are seeing early signs of community transmission of the virus.
  • 24 new cases are announced, bringing the total to 127 in Manitoba. As of April 1, four people have been hospitalized with three people in intensive care. Four people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Public health officials confirm that cases of the virus have been identified in workers at St. Boniface Hospital and Grace Hospital.
  • New screening measures come into effect for all healthcare workers. All staff must have their temperature taken and are required to answer questions about any symptoms they have, their travel history and their exposure to positive COVID-19 cases.

APRIL 2

  • Manitoba Health Officials announce 40 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single day spike of cases so far in the province.
  • An investigation into an outbreak of respiratory illness begins at the Betel Personal Care Home in Gimli, after an employee tested positive for the virus.
  • Shared Health announces more than 40 health care workers at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg have been sent home to self-isolate, after two staff tested positive for the virus.

APRIL 3

  • Provincial health officials announce that there has been a second death in the province related to COVID-19. The death was a man in his 50s from Winnipeg who did have underlying health conditions.
  • The province announces an additional 15 cases in Manitoba, bring the total of COVID-19 cases to 182. Nine people are in hospital, six of them are in intensive care.
  • Winnipeg city council voted in favour of declaring a local state of emergency.

APRIL 4

  • 12 new cases are announced in the province, bringing the total to 194.
  • Provincial health officials say 10 people are in hospital from COVID-19, six of them in intensive care.17 people have recovered so far.
  • The province announces the opening of the first self-isolation centre, built in a Winnipeg hotel.

APRIL 5

  • Nine new cases of COVID-19 are announced, bringing the total to 203
  • 11 people have been hospitalized, with seven in intensive care

APRIL 6

  • One new case of COVID-19 is announced, bringing total to 204.
  • A total of 13,476 tests have been performed at Cadham Provincial Laboratory so far.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin says non-medical masks could provide additional protection to others, adding there is growing evidence that pre-symptomatic people may be able to transmit COVID-19

APRIL 7

  • The province records its third death from COVID-19, a man from Winnipeg in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. The province said the man was in intensive care.
  • 13 new cases were announced by the province, bringing the total to 217.
  • New isolation units opened up for COVID-19 patients at the Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Grace Hospital. The units are for patients who have tested positive for the virus, but do not require intensive care.

APRIL 8

  • Provincial health officials announce four new cases of COVID-19 in the province.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, says 69 people have recovered from the virus, but says this does not mean the risk is decreasing. He says there are 149 active cases of the virus in the province.
  • Shared Health says 20 health care workers in the province have tested positive for the virus.
  • Officials urge Manitobans not to gather for Easter and Passover celebrations.
  • The new COVID-19 testing site opens at the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre at 644 Parkdale St.

APRIL 9

  • Three new cases announced, bringing the total to 224
  • A tattoo parlour in Brandon received an emergency health hazard for continuing to operate despite being ordered to close due to being a non-essential business. No fine was issued.
  • Fines for violating public health orders and physical distancing guidelines were announced by Premier Brian Pallister and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.

APRIL 10

  • Manitoba reports the fourth death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s from Winnipeg with underlying health conditions.
  • Six new cases were announced, bringing the total to 230.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said 92 people have recovered from the virus.
  • 10 people remain hospitalized, with five in intensive care

APRIL 11

  • 13 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing Manitoba’s total to 243.
  • 96 people are listed as recovered.

APRIL 12

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.
  • The province said a previous COVID-19 test was a false positive, bringing the total down to 242 cases.

APRIL 13

  • Health officials announce four new cases in the province.
  • The public health orders in Manitoba are extended to April 28. They were issued on March 30 and set to expire on April 14. Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer says they are potentially looking at enhancing these orders late in the week.

APRIL 14

  • Provincial health officials say there have been no new cases of the virus. Officials warn the lower numbers of COVID-19 does not mean the risk of the virus is reduced.
  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister suggests non-frontline public-sector employees accept a reduced work week.
  • The province announces it will compensate health care workers who have to self-isolate for 14 days due to potential exposure to COVID-19.

APRIL 15

  • The province announces a woman in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health Region has died of COVID-19. Her death is the fifth virus-related death in Manitoba so far.
  • Two additional cases of COVID-19 are announced, and two previous probable cases test negative, leaving the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba at 246.
  • The City of Winnipeg announces it will layoff 674 non-permanent staff members effective April 25, due to COVID-19.
  • The province introduces a number of new bills during an emergency COVID-19 session of the Manitoba Legislature. These include a bill that would increase the province’s authority in the Emergency Measures Act, and a bill that would allocate up to $1 billion for COVID-19 spending.

APRIL 16

  • Health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 250.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin announced new health orders that restrict travel within Manitoba and prohibits travel to northern communities.
  • Manitoba expanded the COVID-19 testing criteria, allowing more people to be eligible for testing.
  • The City of Winnipeg introduced a new support program for older adults who feel isolated during the pandemic. 311 is now able to provide help with groceries, medications and specialized social services.
  • An online cognitive behavioural therapy program to help support Manitobans and address anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic is now available.

APRIL 17

  • No new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Manitoba, leaving the total number of cases at 250.
  • Health officials say the number of recoveries now outnumber active cases. 132 people have recovered from the virus in Manitoba, while there are 113 cases are considered active.
  • The province announces it will add $300 million to the COVID-19 procurement fund to respond to front-line health care needs.

APRIL 18

  • Three new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bring the total number to 253.
  • Health officials said 140 people were listed as recovered, while there were still 108 active cases.
  • Seven people are in hospital, four of them are in intensive care.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin reminded people who celebrate Ramadan that now is not the time to gather and people should still follow social distancing procedures during the holiday.

APRIL 19

  • The province announced no new COVID-19 cases leaving the total at 253.
  • In the province's report, it said 143 people had recovered and there are 105 active cases.
  • Eight people are in hospital, five of which are in intensive care.

APRIL 20

  • The province reports its sixth death from COVID-19, a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg.
  • One new case is announced, bringing the total to 254. The province lists 144 people as recovered, with 105 active cases.
  • Manitoba extends its state of emergency for another 30 days, with the emergency scheduled to end May 18.
  • The number of tests at Cadham Provincial Laboratory crosses 20,000 since February. The province announced it plans to expand the scope of testing with the goal of being able to perform 2,000 tests per day.
  • Shared Health stated its working to increase the number of surgeries performed at the Health Sciences Centre.

APRIL 21

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 255.
  • The province said active cases are below 100, with 99 total, 150 people have recovered.
  • Seven people are in hospital, four of which are in intensive care. There are no new reported deaths.
  • The province is taking additional steps to ensure PPE is available throughout the entire pandemic.
  • Healthcare facilities are now being categorized in zones based on risk.
  • The province is also encouraging people to wear masks when they go to healthcare facilities and also while using public transit, Handi Transit, and taxis.
  • The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is giving back a $37 million surplus to eligible employers in the province.
  • Premier Brian Pallister said he is taking a 25 per cent pay cut as he is pushing public-sector workers to accept reduced hours or temporary layoffs.

APRIL 22

  • Provincial health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 bringing Manitoba's total to 257.
  • Seven people are in hospital, three of which are in intensive care. There are no new deaths.
  • There are 97 active COVID-19 cases and 154 people have recovered.
  • The premier and health officials said plans are being worked on to ease health orders in the province.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced the province is providing $120 million to small and medium-sized businesses.
  • The city announced it will be laying off 253 Winnipeg Transit drivers temporarily.

APRIL 23

  • Health officials announce five new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 262.
  • There are 82 active cases of COVD-19 and 174 people have recovered.
  • No new deaths are announced, the total number of deaths in the province remains at 6.
  • Seven people are in hospital due to COVID-19, including two in intensive care.
  • Manitoba health officials say they’re eying Saskatchewan's COVID-19 reopening plan.
  • Health officials urged people celebrating Ramadan to do so differently and maintain physical distancing.

APRIL 24

  • One new case is added in Manitoba, bringing the total to 263.
  • The province is reporting 196 patients as recovered.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced plans on how Manitoba will gradually reopen non-essential businesses will be revealed next week.
  • The Manitoba government announced it is launching a Summer Student Recovery Plan, a wage subsidy program that will support high school and post-secondary students who work in the private and non-profit sectors.
  • Shared Health announced surgical activity will increase at several hospitals in Manitoba, with procedures in neurosurgery and vascular surgery being performed.
  • A shipment of vital sign monitors from Manitoba is heading to Ontario and Quebec to assist in their COVID-19 fight.

APRIL 25

  • Health officials do not hold a press conference, but announce four new cases via a news release, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba to 267.
  • So far 199 people have recovered from the virus.
  • Health officials remind Manitobans to avoid visiting cottages, as it could put a strain on smaller health centres if seasonal visitors get sick.

APRIL 26

  • The province announces four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 271.
  • Health officials cancel the news conference update for the day

APRIL 27

  • Provincial health officials announce one new case of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 272. So far 205 people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • The province announces that, beginning May 1, personal care home employees will be limited to working at one site, as opposed to multiple locations across the province.
  • It is announced that a resident at the Poseidon Care Centre in Winnipeg has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

APRIL 28

  • Provincial health officials announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, keeping the total at 272.
  • There are 57 active cases and 209 people have recovered from the virus.
  • Seven people are in hospital, two of which are in intensive care.
  • The province announced expanded testing criteria.
  • Premier Brian Pallister said the province will announce reopening plans on Wednesday.

APRIL 29

  • The province announces a multi-phase plan to reopen the province, starting with non-essential healthcare and retail businesses which will be allowed to reopen on May 4.
  • The second phase of reopening the economy will start no earlier than June 1. Additional personal services, like nail salons, will be allowed to reopen on June 1.Bars, tattoo parlours and movie theatres will be the last businesses to reopen according to the recovery plan.
  • Manitoba health officials unveil modelling for the province, showing if health measures weren't put in place the province could have had over 2,000 cases by mid-May.
  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to 273 cases.
  • There are 54 active cases and 213 people have recovered. There are five people in hospital and no one is intensive care. The death toll has remained at six.

APRIL 30

  • The province announces two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 275.
  • Health officials encourage Manitobans to put blue lights up throughout the province to encourage health care workers.
  • The City of Winnipeg releases its plan to reopen some services on May 4. This includes golf courses, outdoor patios, city-owned play structures, skate parks and athletic fields. It said community services including pools, libraries and recreation centres will remain closed for now.

MAY 1

  • Provincial health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 279.
  • There are 38 active cases and 235 people have recovered. The death toll remains at six.
  • The public health order that limits personal care home workers to one location came into effect.
  • A new drive-thru site opened in Swan River at 125 Fourth Ave. North
  • The province announced Manitobans will be able to make registrations for campgrounds starting on Monday. Bookings will be staggered to allow social distancing.
  • Health officials announced health care workers will be asking additional questions to COVID-19 positive patients that focus on race, ethnicity and/or Indigenous identity to help with contact tracing.
  • The city announced it had issued its first fine to someone for not following COVID-19 restrictions.

MAY 2

  • Health officials in Manitoba announced one new case of COVID-19 bringing the province's total to 280.
  • There are 38 active cases and 236 people are considered recovered.
  • On Friday, 780 tests were performed, bringing the total to 26,169 tests since early February.

MAY 3

  • The province announced one new case of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 281.
  • There are 38 active cases and 237 people have recovered from the virus.
  • On Saturday, 643 tests were performed, bringing the province's total to 26,806 since early February.

MAY 4

  • There are no new cases of COVID-19 as the total stayed at 281.
  • One person has been listed as recovered bring the total to 238, while there are 37 active cases.
  • On Sunday, 642 tests were performed bringing the total to 27,446 since early February.
  • The province officially started its first phase of reopening as several non-essential businesses were allowed to open their doors. They still have to follow strict social distancing measures.
  • A secure portal allowing Manitobans to look at their negative test results is now online.
  • During a fiscal update, the province announced it has reduced non-essential workforce expenditures. It is also projecting a deficit of $5 billion in 2020-21.

MAY 5

  • The province announced there was another death related to COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to seven.
  • Health officials also announced one new case of the virus, bringing the total to 282.
  • There are 37 active cases and 238 people have recovered.
  • Health officials are also investigating a cluster of probable cases at a workplace in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Dr. Brent Roussin said five people have contracted the virus.
  • The city announced it has handed out a second ticket for not following physical distancing rules.
  • The city is also going to monitor overcrowding on buses to determine if adjustments need to be made.

MAY 6

  • Provincial health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 284.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said the two new cases are both additional cases of a COVID-19 cluster at a workplace in the province, which brings the cluster total to seven.
  • There are 35 active cases and 242 people are considered recovered.
  • The premier announced the province will be directly matching all funds raised for scholarships and bursaries for post-secondary institutions.
  • Health officials also announced they are looking at ways to safely reopen schools for the next academic year.

MAY 7

  • The province announced no new cases in Manitoba, with health officials adding one probable case ended up being negative bringing the total to 283.
  • Five people are in hospital. There are 33 active cases in Manitoba, while 243 people have recovered.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said a cluster at a workplace in the province could have been worse if the company didn't take early steps to contain the spread.
  • More than a dozen past cases of severe pneumonia were re-tested for COVID-19 and all came back negative.
  • The province said it will be ramping up surgical activities in Manitoba.
  • The premier announced a $500 million investment in infrastructure projects to help stimulate the economy.
  • Mayor Brian Bowman is calling on the province to partner with the city to develop a recovery plan after COVID-19 is over.

MAY 8

  • Provincial health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 in the province bringing the total to 284.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said the one case is connected to a cluster at a Brandon workplace. That brings the cluster total to eight. Six of the cases are employees while the other two are close contacts to the employees.
  • There are five people in hospital. There are currently 30 active cases while 247 people are considered recovered.
  • Roussin said 11 per cent of cases in the province are connected to community transmission.
  • Health officials announced that an outbreak of the virus at the Health Sciences Centre has been declared over.
  • The provincial government announced that it will be removing the one-month limitation on prescription drug refills.
  • The province also announced it will be providing nearly $130 million for municipalities in the province. Winnipeg will be given $90.9 million of that with no strings attached to the money.

MAY 9

  • The province announced no new cases of COVID-19 keeping the total at 284.
  • Four people are in hospital with no one in intensive care.
  • There are currently 30 active cases in the province with 247 people recovered.
  • On Friday, 682 tests were performed, bringing the total to 30,014 since early February.

MAY 10

  • Provincial health officials announced three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 287.
  • Four people are in hospital, one of which is in intensive care.
  • There are currently 33 active cases in the province with 247 people considered recovered.
  • There were 641 tests performed on Saturday bringing the total to 30,647 since early February.

MAY 11

  • Health officials in the province announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 289.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin announced that over the weekend two cases were connected to the workplace cluster at a Brandon trucking company. The cluster total is now 10.
  • There are four people in hospital, one of which is in intensive care.
  • There are 35 active cases and 247 people have recovered.
  • On Sunday, 374 tests were performed, bringing the total to 31,029 since early February.
  • The province announced Mobile testing stations are now in place to help those who are homebound and can't access a testing site and those who are immunocompromised.
  • Manitoba Hydro announced that it will be laying off between 600 and 700 staff temporarily to find cost and labour savings.
  • A Winnipeg massage clinic was given a ticket for over $2,500 for breaking public health orders.
  • The AHL announced that it is cancelling the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to COVID-19.

May 12

  • One new case is linked to the COVID-19 cluster at Paul’s Hauling in Brandon, bringing the total there to 11.
  • The case brings Manitoba’s total to 290
  • 251 patients are considered recovered, while 32 cases are considered active.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced a $10 million investment for Green Team Projects in Manitoba.
  • Researchers from the University of Manitoba are beginning a clinical trial with the blood thinner heparin to see if it can be used to help treat COVID-19.

MAY 13

  • The province announced no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, keeping the total at 290.
  • Four people are in hospital, including one person in intensive care. There are 32 active cases and 251 people have recovered.
  • There were 527 tests performed on Tuesday, bringing the total to 31,946 since early February.
  • Health officials announced that testing sites will now be accepting self-referrals and that Manitobans no longer need to call Health Links before going to a testing site.
  • One person from the cluster linked to Paul's Hauling in Brandon in hospital. Three of the 10 cases have recovered.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin reminded Manitobans to stay safe during the long weekend and avoid making stops and limit contact with others.
  • The province announced that it is partnering with the federal government to provide compensation to front-line workers. The province will split $120 million with the federal government.
  • The University of Manitoba said it will be holding remote classes in the fall.

MAY 14

  • Health officials announced one probable case of the virus has been ruled negative, bringing the total to 289
  • Self-referral COVID-19 testing begins for any symptomatic Manitobans
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced new public health enforcement measures, with more than 3,000 personnel able to enforce the orders.

MAY 15

  • The province announced no new cases with the total remaining at 289.
  • The number of active cases dropped below 30 for the first time, with 28 active cases and there are 254 recoveries.
  • There are three people in hospital, including one in intensive care.
  • There were 814 tests performed on Thursday, bringing the total to 33,045 since early February.
  • One health care worker tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days bringing the total to 26, but of those cases 25 have recovered.
  • The province announced the state of emergency has been extended and will take effect on May 17, at 4 p.m. for an additional 30 days.

MAY 16

  • No new cases are announced, leaving the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba at 289.
  • News breaks that a contract security guard at a pork processing plant in Brandon, Man., has tested positive for COVID-19. The company, Maple Leaf Foods, said the person is not currently an employee and has not been at the plant since April 28.

MAY 17

  • No new cases of COVID-19 are announced.

MAY 18

  • After going six days in a row without a new case, the province announced one new case in Manitoba, bringing the total to 290

MAY 19

  • Health officials say the COVID-19 case that was announced on the weekend was an employee at a Walmart in Winnipeg.
  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced, leaving the total number of cases at 290. There are 26 active cases and 257 recoveries.
  • The new community testing site opens in Winnipeg for those who are experiencing homelessness or living in a shelter.

MAY 20

  • Health officials announced that restrictions on group gathering sizes and personal care home visitation will be loosened in the coming days and weeks.
  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced the provincial government is giving $10 million in grants to community organizations and municipalities to help recover from the pandemic.
  • No new cases are announced, leaving the total number of COVID-19 cases at 290; though the number of recoveries increased to 260.

MAY 21

  • Health officials announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the province, leaving the total number of cases at 290.
  • There is one person in hospital and no one is in intensive care. There are currently 18 active cases and 265 people have recovered. There were 582 tests performed on Wednesday, bringing the total to 36,402 since early February.
  • Premier Brian Pallister announced the draft of Phase Two of reopening in Manitoba.
  • As part of the second phase many businesses and other facilities will be able to open at a reduced capacity, such as bars and restaurants and gyms and fitness centres.
  • Schools could also reopen which would allow for tutoring options in one-on-one settings or small group scenarios. The premier said school could also start early on August 31 to allow for a transition for students and some non-instructional days could be used for classroom time.

MAY 22

  • The province announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 292.
  • The two new cases involve a boy under the age of 10 and a woman in her 30s, both in the Winnipeg area.
  • There are currently 18 active cases and 267 people have recovered.
  • There is one person in hospital and no in intensive care.
  • There were 873 tests performed on Thursday, bringing the total to 37,272 since early February.
  • The increase in gathering sizes came into effect on Friday. Indoor spaces can have 25 people while outside groups can be up to 50 people as along as physical distancing measures are followed.
  • The province also announced it is starting asymptomatic testing for clients in health-care settings.
  • The city said it will begin accepting park bookings as it gets ready for the second phase of reopening.
  • Temporary patio applications are also being extended until July 6.
  • The city also did not say when libraries and pools will be reopened.

MAY 23

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.
  • 268 people were listed as recovered, with 17 active cases.
  • There were no hospitalizations reported due to the virus.

MAY 24

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday.

MAY 25

  • For the third straight day, no new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba.
  • A new wellness line for those with living with developmental disabilities, as well as their families and their support networks, was launched by the St. Amant Centre. Manitobans can call 204-258-7076 (in Winnipeg) or 1-877-858-7076 (outside of Winnipeg).

MAY 26

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba for the fourth consecutive day.
  • One person has recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 269. There are now 16 active cases.

MAY 27

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced

MAY 28

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported, the first new cases in nearly a week. Both cases were in Winnipeg, and identified in males between 20-29 years old.
  • Active cases sit at 14, while 273 people have recovered.

MAY 29

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced, leaving the total at 294.
  • Emergency room wait times dropped in Manitoba. According to Shared Health, the median wait time for April was 38 minutes.

MAY 30

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba.
  • There were nine active cases of the virus reported.

MAY 31

  • One new case of COVID-19 was reported, bringing the total to 295.
  • Active cases are now at 10.

JUNE 1

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.
  • The second phase of Manitoba’s reopening officially occurred. Businesses such as gyms, nail salons, and tattoo parlours were allowed to reopen, with strict measures in place.
  • Lanette Siragusa with Shared Health said guidelines to resume patient visits at hospitals are expected to be released later this week. Victoria General Hospital has decided to do a pilot project allowing outdoor visits for medically stable patients who can go out and visit with their families and loved ones.

JUNE 2

  • Health officials announce two new cases of the virus, bringing the total to 297
  • The two positive cases are two males in their 40s in the Southern region, a provincial spokesperson confirmed, adding there is no other information available on the cases at this time.
  • Truck drivers have been provided with information about voluntary asymptomatic testing because of their frequent out-of-the province travel.
  • Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces it will distribute $120 million to front line workers through a new Risk Recognition program.
  • The City of Winnipeg announces spray pads will begin reopening, along with some library services. The city also said it will end the community services ambassador program on June 6.

JUNE 3

  • Provincial health officials announced one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 298 cases.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said this case and the three previous cases are all connected to travel in a group of temporary foreign workers in the Southern Health Region.
  • There are nine active cases and 282 people are considered recovered.
  • On Tuesday, 824 tests were performed, bringing the total to 45,923 since early February.
  • The province also announced that visitor access to hospitals will be expanding under Phase Two of reopening.

JUNE 4

  • As of June 4, provincial health officials announced no new cases of COVID-19.
  • The province reported two new recoveries, bringing the total to 284.
  • The number of active cases is now at seven.

JUNE 5

  • Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 300.
  • The cases involved a truck driver that travelled in the United States and a close contact of the truck driver.
  • Changes to hospital visiting rules came into effect in some hospitals today, but other hospital visiting rules will take effect next week.
  • Due to low patient volume, certain community testing sites will be closed on Sundays. These include the sites in Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, and Winkler, as well as the Thunderbird House in Winnipeg.

JUNE 6 and 7

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba over the weekend.

JUNE 8

  • For the third consecutive day, health officials say there are no new cases of the virus in Manitoba, leaving the total number of cases at 300. There are nine active cases, and 284 recoveries.

JUNE 9

  • For the fourth consecutive day, no new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba
  • One new recovery was announced, bringing the total to 285. There are now eight active cases.

JUNE 10

  • There were no new cases of COVID-19 announced for the fifth consecutive day.

JUNE 11

  • Premier Brian Pallister announces the draft plan for phase three of reopening Manitoba, which if approved is scheduled to begin on June 21.
  • It proposes increases to group sizes and changes to the requirement to self-isolate after domestic travel.
  • For the sixth consecutive day, no new cases of COVID-19 are announced.
  • The total number of cases in Manitoba remains at 300.
  • One more recovery is announced, bringing the total recoveries to 286, and the number of active cases to seven.

JUNE 12

  • After six straight days without a new case, one new COVID-19 case is reported in Manitoba, bringing the total to 301.
  • The new case is a woman in her 30s in the Winnipeg region.
  • Only five cases in Manitoba are active, 289 people have recovered from the virus, and there are no hospitalizations.

JUNE 13

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 are reported in Manitoba, bringing the total to 303.
  • Both cases are two men in their 30s from Winnipeg.

JUNE 14

  • One new case of COVID-19 is reported, bringing the total to 304.
  • The new case is a man in his 20s from Winnipeg.

JUNE 15

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced. There are five active cases, and 292 people are considered recovered.
  • The province provided additional information about cases last week and on the weekend. One case was a woman in her 30s who contracted the virus after travelling from Ontario. The weekend cases were all close contacts of a previously existing case.

JUNE 16

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Tuesday.

JUNE 17

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total since March to 306.
  • Both cases were in Winnipeg. One was a male between the ages of 10 and 19 years of age, while the second was a man in his 30s.
  • Of the cases, six are considered active, while 293 people have recovered.
  • Manitoba announced the third phase of reopening will begin on June 21. The change will allow people traveling from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as people living in the area of northwestern Ontario, west of Terrace Bay, to visit Manitoba without having to self-isolate for 14 days if they are not showing symptoms and have no known exposure to COVID-19.
  • Restaurants will also be able to reopen at full capacity, as long as tables and seating are arranged so there are temporary or physical barriers, or two metres of separation between the people sitting at different tables.

JUNE 18

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Thursday, bringing the total since March to 308.
  • The two new cases were related to international travel, according to Dr. Brent Roussin, with one of the cases coming back from Europe.
  • Health officials warned one of the cases went to the Home Depot on Bishop Grandin Boulevard on June 12 and also went to the Kenaston Boulevard Walmart on June 13. Both times, they were not showing symptoms. Health officials said the possibility of exposure was low, but people who visited those stores should get tested if symptoms develop.
  • Eight cases are considered active, and 293 people have recovered.

JUNE 19

  • Early on Friday, Health officials announce one new case of the virus in Manitoba, a man in his 40s from Winnipeg.
  • Late Friday afternoon, health officials announce two new cases of the virus have been identified, both in the Southern region.
  • They say one of the new cases visited JT's Store and Diner in Blumenort while they were symptomatic.
  • The new cases bring the total number of cases in Manitoba to 311.

JUNE 20

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 313

JUNE 21

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.

JUNE 22

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 related to travel, adding that five recently announced cases have all been linked to travel. The total number of cases in Manitoba is 314 since March.
  • Manitoba's education minister announced students will return to the classroom on Sept. 8, 2020.
  • The province has extended the freeze on rent increases and the hold on non-urgent eviction hearings until after Sept. 30.
  • Cameron Friesen, the minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, announced the province will begin to allow indoor visits at care homes.

JUNE 23

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced Tuesday.
  • Premier Brian Pallister unveiled the Manitoba Job Restart program, which will give direct payments of up to $2,000 to help qualified Manitobans return to work. Pallister said in order to be eligible, however, Manitobans have to stop collecting the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

JUNE 24

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total number of cases to 315 since early March.
  • The newest case is a man in his 30s from the Winnipeg region.
  • There are 15 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba and 293 people have recovered from the virus.
  • There were 715 tests performed on Tuesday, bringing the total to 59,357 since early February.

JUNE 25

  • Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 in Manitoba, which brings the province’s total to 316.
  • The latest case is a man in his 40s in the Southern Health Region.
  • There are 15 active cases of the virus in Manitoba, with 294 recoveries.

JUNE 26

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 318.
  • The new cases are both in Winnipeg. One is a male in his 30s, and the province said the case is travel related. The second case is a woman in her 50s and a close contact with a previously known case.
  • The number of recoveries from the virus is now at 300, and there are 11 active cases.

JUNE 27

  • Four new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.

JUNE 28

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday.

JUNE 29

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing the total to 324.
  • Monday’s newest cases were both located in Winnipeg. The cases are a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s.
  • The government provided more information on the four cases from the weekend. The cases announced on Saturday were two men in their 30s and a man in his 40s in the Winnipeg Health Region, and one man in his 30s from the Southern Health Region.
  • The province said of the six newest cases, three are connected to the trucking industry. Other cases are linked to travel or a close contact of a known case.

JUNE 30

  • One new case of COVID-19 was identified in Manitoba, bringing the total number of cases since March to 325. The new case is a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg region.
  • The number of active cases in the province is now at 18.
  • The province also revealed a case identified on June 29 travelled on three Air Canada flights. The person was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, and was also on flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23.
  • Those sitting in rows 15-19 on flight 295 and in rows 35-40 on flight 259 are asked to monitor for symptoms (the rows are not yet known from flight 122). The province said the risk of exposure is currently low.

JULY 1

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were announced.

JULY 2

  • No new COVID-19 cases were announced on July 2.
  • Two more people recovered from the virus, leaving 16 active cases, and 302 recoveries.
  • The province updated the seats on two of the Air Canada flights where a COVID-19 case travelled on. The flights were first announced June 30.
  • Those who were in rows 19 to 25 on AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. The province urges them to self-isolate for 14 days after the flight and monitor for symptoms. Anyone on these flights, but not in the impacted seats, should still monitor for symptoms.

JULY 3

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were found in Manitoba.
  • It was previously reported that the case was on an Air Canada flight on June 18, but the province is now saying it was June 19. The flight was AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver. The affected rows on the flight are rows 19 to 25.
  • Health officials are also advising people in rows 31 to 37 on flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 that they are considered close contacts and are also at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

JULY 4 & 5

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.

JULY 6

  • Manitoba reports no new COVID-19 cases for a sixth consecutive day
  • There are 14 active cases, and 304 people are now listed as recovered.
  • All regions of Manitoba will begin gradually resuming home care services. At present, resumption of service will be limited to priority one and two services, which includes meal preparation and helping clients get dressed.

JULY 7

  • No new COVID-19 cases were reported. 
  • Three more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 307. There are now 11 active cases.

JULY 8

  • Five more recoveries from COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 312. There are now six active cases.
  • Manitoba records the eighth consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases in the province.

JULY 9

  • The province announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 for the ninth day in a row.
  • There are four active cases and 314 people have recovered from the virus.
  • On Wednesday, 379 tests were done, bringing the total to 68,015 since early February.

JULY 10

  • For a 10th straight day, the province announced no new cases of COVID-19, to keep total cases at 325 since early March.
  • There are currently four active cases and 314 people have recovered.
  • There were 928 tests performed on Thursday, bringing the province's total to 69,036 since early February.

JULY 11

  • Health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba.

JULY 12

  • Manitoba goes 12 days straight without a new case of the virus, with the number of cases staying at 325.

JULY 13 

  • Manitoba hits a 13th consecutive day without reporting a new COVID-19 case.
  • There is currently one active case, and 317 people have recovered from the virus.
  • A respiratory virus steering committee has been created, which will help officials prepare for COVID-19 and the upcoming influenza season together.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said the province is looking at lifting additional restrictions due to the low case numbers in Manitoba.

JULY 14

  • Five new cases of COVID-19 are announced in the province, bringing the total number of cases since March to 330.
  • The new cases end a 13-day streak of no new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba.
  • The province extends the State of Emergency for another 30 days.

JULY 15

  • No new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.
  • Five cases remain active and there have been 318 recoveries.
  • Manitoba’s test positivity rate over the past five days has been 0.16 per cent.

JULY 16

  • One new case of COVID-19 identified, bringing the total to 331. The case was a man in his 30s in the Southern Health Region.
  • The number of active cases remains at six, with 318 people listed as recovered.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said one of the recent six cases happened through community transmission and it is a woman in her 20s in the Southern Health Region.
  • Roussin said an announcement on more businesses being allowed to reopen, such as movie theatres, is scheduled for next week.

JULY 17

  • Five new cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 336.
  • The five cases were a man and woman in their 60s, a man and woman in their 30s, and a woman in her 20s. All five cases are linked to a Hutterite colony in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.
  • In a late update, public health officials said people may have been exposed to COVID-19 after a case attended several locations in Manitoba while they were symptomatic.
  • Officials said on July 8, the person went to the Dollarama at 1516 Regent Avenue West between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. They then went to the Walmart at 1576 Regent Avenue West between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and then Smitty's at 1512 Regent Avenue West between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • On July 10, they went to Tim Hortons at 3965 Portage Avenue between 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. followed by a stop at the Safeway/Starbucks in Brandon on July 11, located at 921 18th Street North between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

JULY 18

  • Health officials identify one new case of the virus in the province.

JULY 19

  • Six new cases were announced, bringing the total to 343.

JULY 20

  • The province said 18 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered over the weekend, bringing the total since March to 354. The five-day test positivity rate is 0.83 per cent.
  • One person is hospitalized in intensive care. It’s the first case hospitalized since June 6. The province said there are 29 active cases.
  • Of the new cases, 11 are from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, three cases are in the Winnipeg Health Region, three cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region and one case was announced in the Southern Health Region.
  • 10 of the cases are from Hutterite colonies. Two cases are travel-related, three are close contacts with another case, one is transport-related, and two are not linked to another contact or travel.
  • The province said one of the travel cases came from Manila, Philippines. The flight, which was Asiana flight OZ 0704 went to Seoul, South Korea on July 7, then on July 8 Air Canada flight AC 0064 from Seoul travelled to Vancouver and then Air Canada flight AC 0296 went from Vancouver to Winnipeg. The affected rows on the first Air Canada flight are from 26 to 32. For the second flight, the affected rows are 21 to 27.
  • The Manitoba government announced it is setting aside $2.5 million to have Winnipeg considered as a hub city for a potential CFL fall season. The funding is part of an $8 million announcement to attract more events to the province to help the economy recover from the pandemic.

JULY 21

  • Twelve new cases were added in Manitoba, bringing the total to 366. The cases are mostly related to outbreaks on Hutterite colonies and international travel. There are now 41 active cases in Manitoba.
  • Health officials said one of the new positive cases was a passenger on an international flight from Melbourne, Australia to Winnipeg.
  • The person was on Qatar Airways flight QR905 from Melbourne to Doha, Qatar on July 5. On July 6, the passenger flew on Qatar Airways flight QR763 from Doha to Montreal, and then later in the day, flew from Montreal to Winnipeg on Air Canada Flight AC8595.
  • The province said the five-day test positivity rate in Manitoba is 1.03 per cent.
  • Manitoba released the draft plan for the fourth phase of reopening, which could take effect on July 25. If implemented, it would increase gathering sizes to 75 people indoors and 250 people outdoors, increase visitation at personal care homes, and allow casinos and movie theatres to reopen with capacity restrictions.
  • Winnipeg is announced as the hub city for a shortened CFL season in September, if the league and players reach a deal.

JULY 22

  • Eight new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total since early March to 374. There are now 49 active cases.
  • Seven of the eight new cases were found in Hutterite colonies.
  • Health officials said the current five-day test positivity rate is 1.12 per cent.

JULY 23

  • One new COVID-19 case was announced, a man in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern region, bringing the total since March to 375.
  • A modified version of the phase 4 of reopening will take effect July 25. The province announced, following feedback, it would hold off on lifting the self-isolation requirements for people travelling from Atlantic Canada, Quebec and eastern Ontario. Group size changes were also shelved for the time being.
  • The province also announced it will no longer identify if Hutterite colonies are the source of outbreaks of COVID-19, noting the stigma the groups are facing.

JULY 24

  • The province announces a possible exposure of COVID-19 at the Dakota Tipi Gaming Centre on July 17, 18, and 19.
  • Cases of COVID-19 jump again in Manitoba, as health officials announce nine new cases, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 384.

JULY 25

  • Provincial health officials announced four new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total to 388.

JULY 26

  • Six new cases of the virus were announced.

JULY 27

  • Six new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 400 since March 12.
  • Three people are now hospitalized, with two people in intensive care. There are now 74 active cases in Manitoba, and 319 people have recovered.
  • A new COVID-19 testing site opened on St. Mary’s Road in Winnipeg.
  • The Winnipeg Airports Authority mandated mandatory masks for everyone inside the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport beginning July 29.

JULY 28

  • Manitoba reports the eighth death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s from the Southern Health Region. The man was not in hospital prior to his death, and his case was announced on Tuesday. It is the first death from the virus since May 5.
  • Five new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Tuesday, bringing the total to 405 since March 12. The current test positivity rate is 0.4 per cent.
  • Three people are hospitalized, with two people in intensive care. 78 cases are active, and 319 people have recovered.
  • Health officials are also updating the potential exposure dates at the Sherwood Grocery Store in Gull Lake. It was originally reported that a symptomatic individual visited the store between July 19-21. Now, officials are saying it happened between July 20-21.
  • Masks in indoor enclosed spaces in the Northwestern Health Unit in Ontario will become mandatory August 17.

JULY 29

  • Three new cases were announced, bringing the total to 407. The province also removed one case announced this week from the case total, because it was determined he had recovered from a previous infection from another province.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent. Six people are in hospital, with four people in intensive care.
  • 74 cases are considered active, and 325 people have recovered.
  • The Manitoba government will be distributing pay from the Risk Recognition Program to over 78,000 Manitoba workers as a thank you for working on the front lines. With the tax being deducted, each person will receive $1,377 and will be notified by email. The money will be deposited in their account through a direct deposit.

JULY 30

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing the total since March to 409. Both cases were men in their 30s in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 0.40 per cent, and there are 76 active cases.
  • The province announced its plan for students to return to school in September. The plan will see in-class learning resume full-time, five days a week, starting on Sept. 8 for students in kindergarten through to Grade 8, as well as students with special needs in all grades.
  • It is the province's goal to send high school students (Grades 9 to 12) back to class full-time, but some remote learning may be required based on the school's ability to implement the necessary public health measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. School divisions will need to ensure students learning remotely have access to technology.

JULY 31

  • Six new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 415.
  • Six people are hospitalized, with five people in intensive care. There are currently 70 active cases and the province is reporting 337 people have now recovered from the virus.
  • The province said one of the new cases identified on Friday visited Blazers Mini Mart, located at 140 Main Street North in Minnedosa, on July 25, and one of the cases identified on July 30 visited Asian Spices of Brandon, located at 437-A 10th Street, on July 22 and 23. Health officials said the risk of exposure is low, but are telling people who were at those locations at those times to monitor for symptoms.

AUGUST 1

  • Health officials announce two new new cases of the virus.

AUGUST 2

  • Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 435.

AUGUST 3

  • Five new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba, bringing the total to 440.
  • The province originally announced seven cases on Monday, but revised the total on Tuesday during a news conference, saying five cases were identified.
  • Several businesses in Steinbach, including the Steinbach Credit Union, Smitty's and Boston Pizza, have closed after positive COVID-19 tests in the city.

AUGUST 4

  • Provincial health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total number of cases since early March to 442.
  • The province said there were 27 cases identified over the long weekend.
  • The number of active cases rose at 94, and the number of people who have recovered from the virus is 341.

AUGUST 5 

  • Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 444.
  • Maple Leaf foods confirmed an employee at the Brandon plant has tested positive for COVID-19, and is recovering at home.
  • Health officials said passengers may have been exposed to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights in July. The first flight was AC 873 from Frankfurt, Germany, to Toronto on July 26. The second flight was also on July 26 and was flight AC 265 from Toronto to Winnipeg.
  • The affected rows are not known for the first flight; while the affected rows on the second flight are rows 22 to 28.

AUGUST 6

  • 30 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba, bringing the total to 474.
  • The province said there is a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Brandon, adding it is not linked to a workplace. There are currently 28 cases that are part of the cluster.
  • Maple Leaf Foods confirms an additional three employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The president of the union representing workers at the plant is calling on Maple Leaf to close the plant temporarily for deep cleaning.
  • An employee at a Brandon Tim Hortons tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A daycare in St. Francois Xavier closed after a child tested positive for COVID-19
  • Health officials warn potential exposure of COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight from Montreal to Winnipeg. Flight AC 8595 happened on July 29 and the affected rows are 16 to 22.
  • Those in the affected rows are told to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms and passengers on the flight and not in the affected seats are told to self-monitor for symptoms and then isolate if symptoms develop.

AUGUST 7

  • Health officials announced 17 news cases in Manitoba, bringing the total to 491 since early March.
  • There are currently nine people in hospital, with three in intensive care. There are 132 active cases and 351 people have recovered.
  • Health officials warned the public of possible community transmission in western Manitoba, which includes the Brandon area.
  • The union representing workers at the Maple Leaf plant in Brandon confirmed 10 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

AUGUST 8

  • 16 new cases of COVID-19 are announced.
  • Manitoba administers more than 100,000 tests since February.

AUGUST 9

  • 35 new cases of COVID-19 are announced.
  • The province said the majority of announced cases are linked to known clusters in the Southern Health region and in Brandon.

AUGUST 10

  • Manitoba announced 16 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Health officials said many of the new cases are linked to a cluster in Brandon, which totals 64.
  • The province said 22 of Manitoba’s cases are connected to a business in Brandon.

AUGUST 11

  • Four new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba. Three of the new cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, with one case in the Winnipeg region.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 1.27 per cent.
  • The province said additional exposure to a COVID-19 case at a Brandon Tim Hortons on the Trans-Canada Highway may have occurred on August 3 and 4. The province said the risk of infection is low.
  • A new testing site will be opening in Brandon on Aug. 12 at the Keystone Centre. It will be open Monday to Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and on Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

AUGUST 12

  • Sixteen new cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 578 since March 12.
  • There are 202 active cases and 368 people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on three flights during August 3-4.
  • The flights are an Air India Flight AI 121 from New Delhi, India, to Frankfurt, Germany on August 3 (affected rows 30 to 36), Air Canada Flight 873 from Frankfurt, Germany to Toronto Pearson International Airport on Aug. 4 (affected rows 32 to 38), and Air Canada Flight 271 from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on Aug. 4 (affected rows 19 to 25).
  • The province said the exposure risk is considered low, but are advising people to monitor for symptoms.
  •  The state of emergency in Manitoba is extended for another 30 days.
  •  A Winnipeg restaurant is fined more than $10,000 for for allegedly breaking public health orders a second time.

AUGUST 13

  • The City of Brandon says one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The province announces 25 new cases of COVID-19, many of which are a part of a growing COVID cluster in Brandon.
  • Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen is recommending students in Grades 5 to 12, along with school staff and others in schools, wear masks.
  • The province announces more details about the return to school plan, which include plans for physical distancing, additional hand sanitizing stations, and rules about staying home when ill.
  • A Winnipeg restaurant is fined more than $10,000 for for allegedly breaking public health orders a second time.

AUGUST 14

  • 40 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on August 14

AUGUST 15

  • A man in his 80s from the City of Portage la Prairie health district dies of COVID-19, marking Manitoba's ninth coronavirus-related fatality.
  • The province announces 20 new COVID-19 cases.

AUGUST 16 

  • 36 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on August 16.
  • 21 of the new cases are in the Southern Health Region, and are connected to a cluster.

AUGUST 17

  • The province announces 38 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 731. Four previously announced cases were removed from the total.
  • The province announced a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred at Bethesda Place, a care home in Steinbach, Man. One case was announced on Monday in the home.
  • Health officials warn of a potential COVID-19 exposure may have occurred at a 7-Eleven, located at 3360 Victoria Street in Brandon. People who entered the store Aug. 5-7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. could have been exposed to the virus, though the province said the risk to the public is currently low.

AUGUST 18

  • Two deaths from COVID-19 were announced, both in the Southern Health Zone. One death death was a man in his 80s from the Hanover health district, and the second death was a man in his 90s from the Niverville/Ritchot health district.
  • Seventeen new cases were announced, bringing the total to 748.

AUGUST 19

  • A death from COVID-19 was announced in the Southern Health Zone, bringing the total to 12. The patient was a man in his 60s from the Grey health district, and was in intensive care, and part of a cluster of cases.
  • Masks became mandatory in Manitoba for students in Grades 4-12 when school starts in September.
  • 15 new cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 763.
  • Health officials advised of a possible COVID-19 exposure at the Wigwam Restaurant on 132 Wasagaming Drive in Wasagaming. The exposure may have happened on August 13 and 14 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on August 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The risk of transmission is considered low.

AUGUST 20

  • The Prairie Mountain Health Region is placed under the 'restricted' level due to rising COVID-19 cases and community transmission.
  • Starting Aug. 24, masks are mandatory for both indoor public places and any public gatherings, and group sizes in the region are limited to 10 people, both inside and outside.
  • 33 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 796.
  • Manitoba has put out a request for proposals to increase the contact tracing capability in the province.

AUGUST 21

  • Provincial health officials announced 34 new cases of COVID-19, bringing Manitoba's total to 830 since early March.
  • There are 265 active cases and 553 people have recovered. There are five people in hospital, one of which is in intensive care.
  • On Thursday, 2,331 tests were performed, bringing the total to 122,291 since early February.
  • Health officials warned of two potential exposures to COVID-19. The first happened on Aug. 18 at the Canadian Tire in Portage la Prairie, between 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The second exposure incident happened on Aug. 19 at the Olive Garden at 51 Reenders Dr. in Winnipeg between at 12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.
  • A new testing site is coming to Winnipeg at 2735 Pembina Hwy. The site will open on Aug. 25 and be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUGUST 22

  • Manitoba announces 42 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Of the new cases, 24 are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • Saturday's announcement brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba to 872.
  • There are 290 active cases, while 570 people have recovered.
  • Six people are in hospital, with one patient in intensive care.

AUGUST 23

  • 72 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, marking the highest single day jump since the pandemic began.

AUGUST 24

  • 49 new cases were announced in Manitoba on Monday, bringing the total to 993. The province said of those numbers, 24 were from August 23, bringing the total from that day to 96.
  • A potential COVID-19 exposure occurred in Brandon at the Safeway Corral Centre, located at 921 18th Street North in Brandon. It happened on Aug. 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The risk of infection is considered low.
  • The province announced an additional $52 million to help students return to school safely.
  • Masks will become mandatory at all Manitoba hospitals starting Sept. 1.

AUGUST 25

  • The 13th death releated to COVID-19 was announced, a woman in her 90s from the Southern Health Region. The province said the case was connected to an outbreak at Bethesda Care Home.
  • 25 new cases of COVID-19 were identified, bringing the total to 1,018 since March.
  • The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent.

AUGUST 26

  • 25 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, with one of the cases connected to an outbreak at Bethesda Care Home.
  • Manitoba's five-day test positivity rate hits 3.1 per cent.

AUGUST 27

  • A woman in her 90s in the Southern Health Zone has died from COVID-19, marking the province's 14th death. The woman was a resident at Bethesda Place, where an outbreak is ongoing.
  • An outbreak at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon was declared after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 22 new cases were announced, bringing the total to 1,064. One case announced August 15 was removed. 
  • New public health orders take effect on Friday to enforce 14-day self-isolation orders for COVID-19 cases and close contacts of cases.

AUGUST 28

  • Manitoba reports 32 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,096.
  • Masks will become mandatory on Winnipeg Transit buses and in city-operated facilities starting Aug. 29.

AUGUST 29

  • 55 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba.
  • Masks become mandatory on Winnipeg Transit buses and in city-operated facilities.
  • A case previously identified in the Prairie Mountain Health region is announced to be a health care worker from the Hillcrest Place personal care home in Brandon. The home becomes critical (red) on the Pandemic Response System.

AUGUST 30

  • 35 new cases were announced, bringing the total to 1,186.
  • The second floor of the Assiniboine building at Brandon Regional Health Centre is deemed an outbreak after three cases of the virus are identified.

AUGUST 31

  • 28 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Manitoba.
  • Travel restrictions to Manitoba communities north of the 53rd parallel will be in place again starting Sept. 3.
  • An outbreak was declared at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon after a healthcare worker tested positive.

SEPTEMBER 1

  • Manitoba reports 18 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.
  • Masks are now mandatory for all students riding school buses in the province.
  • Two of the cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region are residents at the Assiniboine Centre at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, bringing the total connected to the outbreak to five.

SEPTEMBER 2

  • 13 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.
  • Two Winnipeg care homes- Fred Douglas Lodge and Beacon Hill lodge- had staff members test positive for COVID-19.
  • The Manitoba government released new provincial guidelines for students and parents returning to school next week about what they can expect during the school year.

SEPTEMBER 3

  • Two more deaths were reported from COVID-19, bringing the total to 16. Both deaths were residents of the Bethesda Care Home.

SEPTEMBER 4

  • Nine new COVID-19 cases were announced on Friday, bringing the total to 1,273 since March. There are currently 422 active cases and 835 people have recovered.
  • A health care worker at the Concordia Place care home in Winnipeg has tested positive for COVID-19.

SEPTEMBER 5

  • 21 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER 6

  • 29 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 1,323 cases since March.

SEPTEMBER 7

  • Manitoba reports 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER 8

  • 11 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said a futher breakdown of cases in the City of Winnipeg will be available by the end of the week.
  • Masks are now mandatory in public areas at the Winnipeg Law Courts.

SEPTEMBER 9

  • 16 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.
  • A potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred at a Tim Hortons in Winnipeg located at 3296 Portage Avenue. The exposure occurred between Sept. 2 to 5, but times are not available.
  • A Grade 7 student at Churchill High School in Winnipeg became the first student to test positive for COVID-19.

SEPTEMBER 10

  • 15 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba. The province removed two cases from the total, due to one being a duplicate, and the other being from outside of the province.

SEPTEMEBR 11

  • 15 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER 12

  • 17 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 1,410 cases since March.
  • Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure in a grades 5/6 classroom at Ecole New Era School at 527 Louise Ave. in Brandon on Friday, September 11 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The City of Winnipeg is also advising of a potential exposure on Winnipeg Transit on multiple occasions between August 31 and September 2.
  • A potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred September 5 between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. and September 6 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. at the Ibex Restaurant at 626 Sargent Ave. in Winnipeg;
  • A potential exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred September 6 at the Smitty’s Restaurant at 1017 St. James St. in Winnipeg, between 10 and 11
  • Two previously identified cases were identified as a worker and an out-patient at Carberry Health Centre.

SEPTEMBER 13

  • 18 new cases are announced in the province.
  • Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute and John Pritchard School.

SEPTEMBER 14

  • Health officials announced 21 new cases of COVID-19.
  • Public health officials are advising of a possible exposure at Beaverlodge School in Winnipeg.

SEPTEMBER 15

  • Health officials announced 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the province's total to 1,466.
  • One case is in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, one is in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, two cases are in the Southern Health Region and 13 are in the Winnipeg Health Region.
  • There are currently 269 active cases, and 1,181 people have recovered. There are 12 people in hospital, three of which are in intensive care. The death toll remains at 16.
  • The outbreak at the Bethesda Place care home has increased to 14 after it was confirmed a healthcare worker there tested for COVID-19.
  • There was potential exposure to COVID-19 at St. Aidan's Christian School in Winnipeg and also at Actionmarguerite in Winnipeg.
  • Health officials are also warning of a case connected to the Health and Transition Services unit at St. Amant in Winnipeg.

SEPTEMBER 16

  • Health officials announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total number of cases to 1,489 since early March.
  • There are currently 283 active cases and 1,190 people have recovered.
  • The province announced six cases of COVID-19 in a cohort at John Pritchard school, bringing the total cases at the school to seven.
  • Around 250 students have been sent home to self-isolate and start remote learning.
  • Health officials are also warning of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several Winnipeg businesses. The incidents happened on Sept. 5 at Tavern United located at 1405 St. Matthews Ave., U Putz at 423 McPhillips St., McPhillips Station Casino, 484 McPhillips St., Hampton Inn by the Winnipeg Airport, at 730 Berry St.
  • Another incident happened on Sept. 6 at Polo Park, 1485 Portage Ave.
  • Health officials are also warning of exposure to COVID-19 at the Parkview Long Term Care Home, located at 440 Edmonton St. on Sept. 11 and 12. Officials said a health care worker at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.

SEPTEMBER 17

  • Health officials announced 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 1,500 since early March.
  • There are 293 active cases, and 1,191 people have recovered.
  • There are 10 people in hospital, two of which are in intensive care.
  • On Wednesday, 1,403 tests were performed, bringing the total to 160,109 since early February.
  • Starting on Sept. 18, the Prairie Mountain Health Region will be lowered to the caution level in response to the improved situation in the region.
  • Masks will no longer be required in the area and gathering sizes will be limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.

SEPTEMBER 18

  • Health officials announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, 29 of them in Winnipeg.
  • The province announced Donwood Group Elderly Persons Housing has been lowered to the COVID-19 Caution (Yellow) level on the Pandemic Response System.
  • Public officials note a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg, with 239 active cases in the city.

SEPTEMBER 19

  • Health officials announced 18 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 1,558 since early March.
  • A potential exposure to COVID-19 at Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg on September 17 is announced.

SEPTEMBER 20

  • Health officials announced 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, 23 of them in Winnipeg.
  • A case previously reported on September 19 was removed from the case totals.
  • The province also announced a potential exposure at Café La Scala at 725 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg: Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturday Sept. 12 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • A potential exposure at The Local Public Eatery at 274 Garry Street, Winnipeg: Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12.
  • A potential exposure at XXI Lounge at 1011 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg: Friday, Sept. 11 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday Sept. 12 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday Sept. 13 from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • A potential exposure at Winnipeg Transit, John Pritchard School Route S412: Sept 14 and Sept. 15 from Headmaster/Mildred to John Pritchard School from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. and from John Pritchard School to Headmaster/Mildred from approximately 3 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 21

  • Two COVID-19 deaths were announced in Manitoba, bringing the total to 18. One was a man in the Southern Health Region and the second was a woman in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Both were in their 80s.
  • A total of 22 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER 22

  • Manitoba announced 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases 1,632.
  • There are 380 active cases and 1,234 people have recovered.
  • There are eight people in hospital, two of which are in intensive care.
  • The death toll remains at 18.
  • On Monday, 1,205 tests were performed, bringing the total to 167,203 since early February.
  • Two previously identified cases have links to Maplewood Manor care home in the Southern Health Region.
  • A COVID-19 case was identified at College Louis Riel school. The person was in the school on Sept. 14.
  • Health officials also said there are 20 cases connected to a cluster at John Pritchard School.
  • The Manitoba government is contracting with Dynacare to operate a number of COVID-19 specimen collection sites. A mobile collection site could be open as early as Sept. 28.

SEPTEMBER 23

  • 42 new cases were announced in Manitoba on Wednesday.
  • Potential COVID-19 exposure occurred at Wee Johnny's Irish Pub on September 15, Sept. 15 and 16 at The Local Public Eatery, and Sept. 15 at Earls St. Vital.
  • Red River College confirmed a COVID-19 case at its Notre Dame campus.

SEPTEMBER 24

  • 37 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba
  • The province officially confirmed a death of a woman in her 90s at the Parkview Long Term Care Home, bringing the total number of deaths in the pandemic to 19.

SEPTEMBER 25

  • The province announces 54 new cases, though one previously announced case has been removed from the total number.
  • The cases of COVID-19 in Winnipeg reach 401, the highest of any region in Manitoba.
  • Due to rising cases. the province imposes restrictions on Winnipeg and surrounding areas, including Selkirk and Stonewall, effective Sept 28.
  • The restrictions require masks in all indoor public places, and gatherings will be restricted to 10 people both indoors and outdoors. They will remain in place for a minimum of four weeks.
  • The province declares outbreaks at two personal care homes in Winnipeg, including the Fred Douglas Lodge and the Concordia Place personal care home.

SEPTEMBER 26

  • 65 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba, 56 of them in Winnipeg.
  • The province announces possible COVID-19 exposures in four Manitoba schools, St. John's Ravenscourt School, R.J. Waugh Elementary School, Carberry Collegiate and John W. Gunn Middle School.
  • Health officials advise of possible exposures in five Winnipeg restaurants.
  • The province declares an outbreak at Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.

SEPTEMBER 27

  • Manitoba announced 51 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases 1,880.
  • The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Winnipeg reaches 490, the highest of any region in Manitoba.

SEPTEMBER 28

  • The 20th death from COVID-19 is reported, a male in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • 39 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba.
  • The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region is officially placed under health restrictions which limit group gatherings to 10 people, and mandate facemasks in all indoor public places.

SEPTEMBER 29

  • The province announces 34 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 606.
  • Active cases in the Winnipeg region drop slightly to 502.
  • Manitoba's Premier and Finance Minister release a fiscal update for the province, which shows the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the province's finances, even if a vaccine is approved next year.

SEPTEMBER 30

  • The province announces 40 new cases, the majority of which are in Winnipeg. Active cases in the province drop slightly to 599.
  • An outbreak is declared at the Calvary Place Personal Care Home, bringing the total number of care homes in Winnipeg under a COVID-19 outbreak to five.
  • Glenlawn Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg announces there was a positive case of COVID-19 among one of its students.
  • A new mobile testing site opens in Winnipeg.

OCTOBER 1

  • Active cases in Winnipeg jump, as provincial health officials announce 36 new cases in the province – the majority of which are within the Perimeter.
  • There are 621 active cases in the province, with 2,029 total cases in Manitoba since March.
  • The COVID-19 alert app is now available for Manitobans.

OCTOBER 2

  • A man in his 70s who was at the Parkview Place care home in Winnipeg dies of COVID-19. He is the 21st person in the province to die of the disease.
  • 43 new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Manitoba.
  • Provincial health officials release guidelines to safely celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Manitoba's education minister suspends provincial Grade 12 exams for the winter term, saying the mix of in-class and remote learning has compromised the equal access to instruction.
  • The Manitoba government says it is unable to order a rapid test for COVID-19 due to a ban put in place by the federal government.

OCTOBER 3

  • A woman in her 80s who was at the Parkview Place care home in Winnipeg dies of COVID-19. She is the 22nd person in the province to die of the disease.
  • 38 new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Manitoba.
  • Two previously-announced cases have been removed from the case totals, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,108.
  • A COVID-19 outbreak is declared at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.

OCTOBER 4

  • A man in his 50s from Winnipeg dies of COVID-19. He is the 23rd person in the province to die of the disease.
  • 36 new cases of COVID-19 are announced in Manitoba.
  • Four previously-announced cases have been removed from the case totals, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,140.
  • The province announces six possible COVID-19 exposures, five in Winnipeg businesses and one on a flight from Vancouver to Winnipeg.
  • Little Grand Rapids First Nation goes into lockdown after multiple people test positive for the virus after an event at the community's rec centre.

OCTOBER 5

  • The province announced 51 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in Manitoba to 739.
  • A death announced on Sunday has been confirmed as a man in his 50s. The death was linked to the Heritage Lodge Long Term Care Home. The number of deaths remains at 23.
  • The province is introducing new guidelines and restrictions on restaurants and bars in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to curb the growing number of cases, which includes a ban on liquor sale and service after 10 p.m.
  • The Little Grand Rapids First Nation is placed into lockdown after 19 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed since September 30.

OCTOBER 6

  • Another death related to COVID-19 is announced. A woman in her 70s from a communal living community in the Whitemud district of the Prairie Mountain Health Region died of COVID-19. She is the 24th person to die from the disease in Manitoba.
  • Provincial health officials announce 56 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 781.
  • Potential exposures to COVID-19 are reported at two more schools, including Andrew Mynarski VC School and Dufferin School.
  • St. Vital Centre, Kildonan Place and Grant Park announce they will be cancelling their indoor Halloween events due to COVID-19.

OCTOBER 7

  • Three more deaths related to COVID-19 are announced in Manitoba on Wednesday.
  • The three deaths were a woman in her 90s from Winnipeg, who was linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place, a man in his 70s from Winnipeg, and a man in his 60s from the Stonewall district in the Interlake-Eastern Region.
  • Health officials announced 32 new cases, bringing the total to 2,278 since early March.
  • The Poplar River First Nation and the Bloodvein First Nation confirm positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in their communities.
  • Public Health warns of possible COVID-19 exposures at Ecole Charleswood School and St. John's Ravenscourt.

OCTOBER 8

  • Premier Brian Pallister announces two new drive-thru testing sites will be setting up in Winnipeg next week, and additional testing sites will be coming to Brandon, Winkler, Dauphin, and Portage la Prairie in the coming weeks.
  • The province says it will be working with Red River College to train people in specimen collection, including testing, beginning Oct. 19.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin announces a total of 67 new cases have been identified, though a previously announced case has been removed from the total.
  • The province now has 863 active cases. Since the first case was announced in Manitoba in March, the province has seen 2,344 cases. As of Thursday, 1,454 people have recovered from COVID-19.
  • The Manitoba government advises of potential COVID-19 exposures at two Winnipeg schools, including Seven Oaks Middle School and Earl Grey School

OCTOBER 9

  • Health officials announced three new deaths linked to COVID-19.
  • The deaths were a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 70s, both connected to an outbreak at Parkview Place, and a woman in her 80s connected to the Heritage Lodge outbreak.
  • 84 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, bringing the active cases to 933.
  • 1,464 people have recovered from COVID-19. There are 25 people in hospital, six of which are in intensive care.
  • On Thursday, 3,196 tests were completed, bringing the total to 203,905 since early February.
  • The state of emergency has been extended for another 30 days in the province.
  • The province also announced several testing sites will be open on Thanksgiving Monday throughout Manitoba.
  • A new testing site is being opened on Oct. 13 at 1066 Nairn Ave. and by Oct.15 it will be able to perform 400 tests a day.
  • The site at 2735 Pembina Hwy. will also be expanding its capacity to do an additional 240 tests a day.

OCTOBER 10

  • 97 cases were announced on Saturday, the highest single-day total.
  • Two deaths, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s was also reported.

OCTOBER 11

  • 54 new COVID-19 cases were announced.

OCTOBER 12

  • 77 new COVID-19 cases were announced.
  • 2 deaths were reported; a male in his 40s and a woman in her 100s.

OCTOBER 13

  • One new COVID-19 death was announced, a man in his 70s in Southern Health.
  • 124 COVID-19 cases were announced, the majroity related to a backlog on the weekend.

OCTOBER 14

  • Two more deaths related to COVID-19, including a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, are announced in Winnipeg. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 37.
  • Officials also announced 146 more cases of COVID-19, but said 39 of them were identified Monday and 107 were identified Tuesday.
  • There are now 1,374 active cases throughout Manitoba.

OCTOBER 15

  • A male in his 40s from the Winkler Health district died from COVID, marking the province’s 38th death since the pandemic started.
  • 173 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Manitoba.
  • Dr. Brent Roussin said enhanced restrictions are coming to the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Care homes in Winnipeg have moved to the critical or red level. All new admissions to care homes will be isolated for 14 days and no new people will be allowed into a facility that is suspected or confirmed to have an outbreak unless the new resident already has a confirmed case of COVID-19.

OCTOBER 16

  • 75 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Friday.
  • Starting Oct. 19, gathering limits in Manitoba will be reduced from 10 people to five inside and outside for both public and private gatherings. This does not include household members for private gatherings inside the home.
  • Beverage rooms, bars, entertainment facilities, casinos and bingo halls will be closed.
  • Restaurants and lounges will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity with two metre distancing and table sizes no larger than five people.
  • Retail businesses will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity but must adhere to the five-person group size limit in food courts and common areas
  • Sporting events and after-school activities must reduce the number of spectators by 25 per cent of a site’s capacity.
  • Museums, galleries, and libraries must reduce capacity by 50 per cent, and must collect contact information for all attendees.
  • The new restrictions will be in place for at least the next two weeks, while Code Orange restrictions will continue to remain in effect.

OCTOBER 17

  • 85 new cases of COVID-19 were announced.

OCTOBER 18

  • Two more deaths related to COVID-19, including a man in his 70s and a woman in her 70s, are announced in Winnipeg. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 40.
  • 44 new cases of COVID-19 are announced.

OCTOBER 19

  • Two COVID-19 deaths, both in Winnipeg, were announced. Both deaths were associated with an outbreak at the Heritage Lodge Care Home. The deceased were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s.
  • 80 new COVID-19 cases were announced on Monday.

OCTOBER 20

  • Cases spiked again in Manitoba, with 110 new cases reported as of Tuesday morning.
  • These new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba since March to 3,491, which includes one case removed from the total due to duplication.
  • Appointment-based testing launched in Manitoba on Tuesday.
  • Outbreaks were declared at Golden West Centennial Lodge, Misericordia Place, and Middlechurch Home.
  • An outbreak was declared at Bird’s Hill School, located at 3950 Raleigh St. in East St. Paul.
  • The outbreak at John Pritchard School, which was declared last month, has now ended.

OCTOBER 21

  • 135 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba.
  • A man in his 80s from the Winnipeg Health Region died from COVID-19. The death was linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place personal care home.
  • 27 COVID-19 cases are associated with the Exceldor Co-operative poultry plant in Blumenort, Man.
  • St. Boniface Hospital announced 11 patients and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, and a second unit at the hospital was closed.

OCTOBER 22

  • It was the deadliest day in Manitoba as the province announced four deaths linked to COVID-19, bringing the total to 47
  • Two of the deaths, a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s, were both linked to Parkview Place long-term care home. The other two deaths were a man in his 80s from the Winnipeg area, and a man in his 80s from the Interlake-Eastern Region.
  • Health officials announced 147 new cases of COVID-19, 87 of which were from Winnipeg, 33 came from the Southern Health Region, 10 from the North Health Region, 10 from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, and seven from the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • The five-day positivity rate was the highest it has ever been at 5.6 per cent.
  • There are 42 people in hospital, eight of which are in intensive care.
  • There are 1,806 active cases and 1,920 people have recovered.
  • The Northern Region along with Churchill was placed under the same restrictions as the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. Schools in both these regions were also placed under further restrictions.
  • It was also learned that a death has been connected to the Blumenort poultry plant. The company, Exceldor, confirmed a man in his 40s died on Oct.11. He had previously tested positive for COVID-19.

OCTOBER 23

  • One new COVID-19 death was announced in Manitoba. The death was a man in his 80s from Winnipeg, and his death was connected to the outbreak at Parkview Place long-term care home. This is the 15th death connected to the care home.
  • 163 new COVID-19 cases were announced on Friday.
  • Outbreaks were declared at Holy Family Personal Care Home, Concordia Personal Care Home, Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Personal Care Home and Maples Long-Term Care Home. All homes are located in Winnipeg.
  • Winnipeg's test positivity rate his 7.2 per cent.

OCTOBER 24

  • Two new COVID-19 deaths were announced in Manitoba. The deaths are two women in thier 70s, both from Winnipeg, one being linked to Misericordia Place.
  • 153 new COVID-19 cases were announced on Saturday.

OCTOBER 25

  • Four new COVID-19 deaths were announced in Manitoba. Two of the deaths are a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s, both linked to the Parkview Place care home outbreak. The other two deaths are a man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s.
  • 161 new COVID-19 cases were announced.
  • Two care homes in Swan River, Man. declare COVID-19 outbreaks.

OCTOBER 26

  • The province announced another death linked to COVID-19, bringing the death total to 55.
  • The latest death is a woman in her 80s who was connected to the Parkview Place outbreak.
  • There are 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, 73 coming from the Winnipeg Health Region, 11 cases from the Southern Health Region, 10 from the Northern Health Region, five cases in the Interlake-Eastern health Region and one in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • There are 2,117 active cases and 2,177 people have recovered. There are 80 people in hospital, 15 of which are in intensive care.
  • There were 2,131 tests performed on Sunday, bringing the total to 242,787 since early February.
  • The five-day test positivity rate in Manitoba is at 7.1 per cent and it is at 8.3 per cent in Winnipeg.

OCTOBER 27

  • Health officials announced a single-day record for COVID-19 cases with 183.
  • Officials announced 184 new cases and one previously announced case was removed due to a data error.
  • It was also announced three people have died from COVID-19. The death toll is now 58.
  • One of the deaths, a woman in her 60s, is linked to the Parkview Place outbreak, while a man in his 80s and a woman in her 80s are both linked to the St. Boniface Hospital outbreak.
  • There are currently 2,238 active cases and 2,236 people have recovered.
  • There are 83 people in hospital, 15 of them are in intensive care.
  • There were 1,721 tests performed on Monday, bringing the total to 244,606 since early February.
  • Officials are warning the public that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 went to funeral on Oct. 18 in Cross Lake during the infectious period.

OCTOBER 28

  • Health officials announced three more deaths related to COVID-19.
  • Two of the deaths come from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s. The woman was linked to the Misericordia Place outbreak. The third death was a man in his 80s in Winnipeg, connected to the Victoria Hospital outbreak.
  • The death toll sits at 61.
  • There were 170 new cases announced, a previous case was removed due to a data error, bringing the daily total to 169.
  • The five-day test positivity rate is 7.3 per cent.
  • There have been 4,701 cases in Manitoba since early March.
  • Of the new cases, 117 are from Winnipeg, 26 coming from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, 18 from the Southern Health Region, six cases came from the Northern Health Region and three are from the Prairie Mountain Health Region.
  • There are 2,334 active cases and 2,306 people have recovered.
  • Hospital numbers continue to grow, with 89 in hospital, 19 of which are in intensive care.
  • The province performed 3,437 tests on Tuesday, bringing the total to 248,077 since early February.

OCTOBER 29

  • The province reported 193 new cases of COVID-19, breaking a record set two days earlier.
  • A man in his 80s from the Southern Health Zone died from COVID-19. His death was not linked to any outbreaks

OCTOBER 30

  • Manitoba reports a record 480 new COVID-19 cases.
  • Three new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 65. The most recent deaths include a man in his 80s, a woman in her 80s, and a woman in her 90s. These people were all in the Winnipeg area, and their deaths are all linked to the Parkview Place outbreak.
  • The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region is moving to code red restrictions on November 2, for at least two weeks.
  • Bars and restaurants will be closed with the exception of take-out and delivery.
  • Most retail businesses will be reduced to 25 per cent and gyms and fitness centres will also have the same capacity levels and people must wear masks the whole time, even when exercising.
  • Movie theatres and concert halls will also be closed.
  • All sports and recreation activities will be suspended.
  • Faith-based gatherings are being reduced to 15 per cent capacity limit or 100 people, whatever number is lower.
  • Elective and non-urgent surgery and diagnostic services may be postponed.
  • Hospital visitation is now suspended, Exceptions are being made on a "case-by-case basis" when it comes to end-of-life-care.
  • The other regions in Manitoba are moving to the orange or restricted level, which includes limiting gathering sizes to five people.
  • City-owned arenas, gyms and libraries will close on Oct. 31 in Winnipeg.
  • The Southern Health–Santé Sud, the Interlake–Eastern, Prairie Mountain Health and Northern health regions will all be moved to orange or the restricted level on the pandemic response system, effective Monday, Nov. 2.

OCTOBER 31

  • Manitoba reports a record 349 new COVID-19 cases. Of the new cases, one was identified Tuesday, three were identified Wednesday, 131 were identified Thursday and 214 were identified on Friday.
  • Two new deaths were reported, bringing the total to 67. The most recent deaths include a woman in her 90s linked to the outbreak at Maples Personal Care Home and a woman in her 50s from Winnipeg.