Health officials say three more Manitobans with COVID-19 have died and another 133 cases of the virus have been identified.
The deaths reported Monday include a man in his 60s from the Northern Health region, a man in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region linked to an outbreak at McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre, and a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg linked to an outbreak at Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home.
The latest victims bring the province’s total number of deaths linked to novel coronavirus to 741.
Monday’s list of new infections include 47 cases in the Winnipeg Health region, 13 cases in the Southern Health region, 28 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 34 cases in the Northern Health region, and 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.
Manitoba has now recorded 26,450 COVID-19 cases since March, and health officials said 3,414 cases remain active as of Monday morning.
Health officials said there are currently 162 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 154 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 316 hospitalizations.
They said there are 21 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 16 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 37 ICU patients.
Numbers from the province show 1,566 tests for novel coronavirus were completed Sunday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 440,532.
The five-day test positivity rate is 10 per cent provincially and 8.8 per cent in Winnipeg as of Monday, according to provincial data.
Health officials said an outbreak has been declared at Headingley Correctional Centre, while an outbreak at Benito Health Centre, in Benito, has ended.
On Sunday Manitoba health officials confirmed five more deaths, as well as 151 new cases of the coronavirus.
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