COVID-19 bulletin #156
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.25 per cent. Forty new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 643.
The data shows there were:
• 25 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• five new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
• 10 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Preliminary investigations are ongoing but indicate the majority of Prairie Mountain Health cases continue to be linked to previously announced cases in Brandon, with early indications of community transmission. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.