The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba surpassed 4000 today as 153 new cases of the virus were identified.

Today’s data shows:
• eight cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 15 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• 15 cases in the Northern health region;
• 24 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 91 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Public health officials additionally advise the 49th and 50th deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, both females in their 70s from the Winnipeg health region. Both cases were previously announced and one is linked to an outbreak at Misericordia Place.

The data also shows:
• 1,922 active cases and 2,116 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 65 people in hospital and 10 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 50.

Due to scheduled systems upgrades, the current test positivety rate is unavailable today. Data is expected to be available tomorrow.

Public health officials have advised that outbreaks have been declared at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg on units 5N and 5S, and at the Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie. Both facilities have been elevated to red on the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

With the growing number of cases in the Northern health region and Churchill, the province is introducing targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close-prolonged contact  between people. These measures will come into effect on Monday, Oct. 26, for a minimum of two weeks. For more information, visit: .

Additional measures will be put in place for school in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the Northern health regions under the Restricted Level (orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020. For more information, visit: