COVID-19 bulletin #166
Public health officials advise that the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.9 per cent. Forty-nine new cases of the virus have been identified, with 25 cases announced today as of 9:30 a.m. and 24 cases connected to Sunday, Aug. 23. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 993.
Of the 49 cases, there were:
• 35 in the Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) region;
• two in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;
• four in Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• eight in the Winnipeg health region.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the majority of today’s PMH region cases are linked to intentional testing related to known clusters in communal living communities. Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks.