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News Release - Manitoba

March 30, 2021


Public health officials advise that no additional deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4.3 per cent provincially and 3.5 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 77 new cases of the virus have been identified. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 34,052.

Public health officials are announcing that 11 new screened or sequenced cases of variants of concerns have been detected, one from the Interlake–Eastern health region, three from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region and seven from the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• one case in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 
• 27 cases in the Northern health region;  
• one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;  
• five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and  
• 43 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:
• 1,197 active cases and 31,921 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; 
• 64 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 86 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 150 hospitalizations; 
• 13 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 18 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 31 ICU patients; 
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 934; and
• the total number of screened or sequenced cases related to variants of concern for the following:
f{ B.1.1.7 is 199;
f{ B.1.351 is 14;
f{ cases that have not been categorized is 37; and
f{ the total number of variant of concern cases is 250.

Numbers in yesterday’s bulletin provided an incorrect breakdown and total of variants of concern due to a data processing error. The error has since been corrected and the data listed today is now accurate.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,163 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 580,442.  

Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit and click on your region. 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including information the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit

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