COVID-19 bulletin #157
Public health officials advise a ninth death related to COVID-19 has been reported, a male in his 80s from the City of Portage la Prairie health district in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region. This is a previously-reported case connected to a known cluster and the individual was in the intensive care unit.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.49 per cent. Twenty 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 663.
The data shows there were:
• three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• six new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• 11 new cases in the Winnipeg region.