Public health officials are reporting 32 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 1,096.

The data shows:

• six new cases in Southern Health-Santé Sud;

• one new case in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority;

• 18 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and

• seven cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Preliminary investigations show that 14 of the cases announced today are close contacts of previously-announced cases. Additional case investigations are ongoing.


The data also shows:

• five current hospitalizations, with one individual in intensive care;

• 418 active cases and 664 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 14.

Health officials advise the current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent and testing numbers show an additional 1,252 laboratory tests were completed on Thursday. This brings the total number of tests completed since early February to 132,085.

Due to data system upgrades this weekend, hospitalization and intensive care unit data will not be available on Saturday. However, it is expected this data will be available on Sunday.

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