The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.9 per cent and 161 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. This brings the number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 4,249.

Today’s data shows:
• 30 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region;
• 10 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• seven cases in the Northern health region;
• four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
• 110 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Public health officials additionally advise four deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported from the Winnipeg health region including:

• a male in his 50s;
• a female in her 90s, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place;
• a female in her 80s; and
• a male in his 70s, linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place.

Today's data also shows:
• 2,053 active cases and 2,142 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• there are 77 people in hospital and 15 people in intensive care; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 54.

Laboratory testing numbers show 2,362 tests were completed on Friday and an additional 2,252 on Saturday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 240,639. Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Outbreaks have been declared at Swan Valley Health Centre and Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River, and both sites have been moved to Critical (red) on the Pandemic Response System. Additional precautions are being taken at the health centre and visitor restrictions are being put in place at the personal care home.

Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Norway House on Oct. 20 when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who have attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing.

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 region under the Restricted Level (orange), effective Monday, Oct. 26. For more information, visit: