Two additional deaths from Covid-19 in Manitoba July 29

46 new cases in Manitoba Thursday, July 29, Manitoba now at 526 active cases

July 29, 2021, 1:03 pm


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Public health officials advise two new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:
• a female in her 40s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern; and
• a female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the alpha variant of concern.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.1 per cent provincially and 1.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 47 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, one case has been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 46 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,548.

Of the 47 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• 21 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• six new cases in the Northern health region;
• one new case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• six new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 13 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are currently 126 active cases in the Winnipeg region, 55 active cases in the Southern Health Region, 235 cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, 66 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:
• 526 active cases and 55,845 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 102 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19, including 35 people with active COVID-19, as well as 67 people who are no longer infectious;
• a total of 29 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19, including 10 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19, as well as 19 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
• 1,673 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 871,465; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,177.

Due to the August long weekend, some COVID-19 testing site hours of operation may have changed. Check locations and hours at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/testing/locations.html.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event and click on your region.

Additional data on variants of concern is available at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.


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