WINNIPEG -- Manitoba public health has recorded another death linked to the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) on Wednesday.

The death was a man in his 30s from Winnipeg. The number of people who have died with COVID-19 in Manitoba has now climbed to 1,166.

Health officials also identified 44 new cases of the virus, however, 11 previously announced cases were removed due to data corrections.

Of the new cases, Winnipeg had 16 and the city's five-day test positivity rate is 2.9 per cent.

Manitoba as a whole has a test positivity rate of 3.5 per cent.

Twelve new cases are from the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, 11 came from the Southern Health region, three in the Northern Health Region, and two in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

There have been 57,269 cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Manitoba has 916 active cases and 55,187 people have recovered.

There are 105 Manitobans in hospital related to COVID, 30 of whom have active COVID-19. There are 29 people in ICU and 11 have active COVID.

On Tuesday, 1,897 tests were completed bringing the total to 859,781 since February 2020.

With the Delta death announced on Wednesday, there have been 171 deaths total linked to variants of concern in Manitoba.

The province has recorded 16,385 cases and there are currently 595 active variant cases.

Of these cases, 7,080 have been the B.1.1.7 variant, 8,396 are unspecified, 73 are the B.1.351 variant, nine are the B.1.617 variant, 15 B.1.617.1, and 579 B.1.617.2.