Three additional deaths from Covid-19 in Manitoba July 28

26 new cases in Manitoba Wednesday, July 28, Manitoba now at 497 active cases

July 28, 2021, 1:07 pm


Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
• a female in her 50s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern;
• a female in her 70s from the Northern health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern; and
• a male in his 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud region linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5 per cent provincially and 1.3 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 26 new cases of the virus have been identified. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,502.

Of the 26 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• 15 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• zero new cases in the Northern health region;
• two new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• three new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• six new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are currently 124 active cases in the Winnipeg region, 53 active cases in the Southern Health Region, 214 cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, 62 in the Northern Health Region, and 44 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, which includes Brandon and all of southwest Manitoba. In the Souris River District within Prairie Mountain, which includes the Elkhorn, Virden, Reston, and Melita areas, there are currently 0 active cases.

Today’s data also shows:
• 497 active cases and 55,830 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 104 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 35 people with active COVID-19 as well as 69 people who are no longer infectious;
• a total of 30 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including 13 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
• 1,487 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 869,632; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,175.

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