In Manitoba, health officials have announced 69 New COVID-19 cases and five deaths. This includes a patient in Ontario as well. In the last two months, Manitoba had a triple-digit number of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis. In the last two days though, the number fell to double digits.
Two deaths include the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern. A man in his 20s from the Interlake-Eastern health region and a man in his 60s from the Southern Health region have been linked to this variant.
The other two deaths in Manitoba are both women in their 70s. They were both from the Manitoba region. One of them is linked to the alpha variant while the other is linked to an as-yet-unspecified variant.
The last death is related to a man in his 50s, who was moved to Ontario on May 30 for COVID care. Up until today, 1,129 Manitobans have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.6 percent in Manitoba. It’s 6.6 percent in Winnipeg.
224 Manitobans infected by COVID-19 are currently lying in a hospital, 71 of them being in intensive care. On May 18, 57 critically ill COVID patients have been sent out of Manitoba to Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Shared Health reported that 33 have since returned to Manitoba to continue their care.
Manitoba officials have also recently announced that outbreaks at the Dauphin River Health Centre medical unit and the St. Maurice Daycare in Winnipeg are over.