COVID-19 bulletin #159
Public health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.78 per cent. Thirty-eight new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, four other cases have been removed from the list. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 731.
The data shows there was:
• one new case in Interlake–Eastern Health region;
• 20 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 12 new cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud; and
• five new cases in the Winnipeg health region.
Preliminary investigations indicate the majority of today’s Prairie Mountain Health and Southern Health–Santé Sud regional cases are linked to a known cluster. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.