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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

April 13, 2021


Public health officials advise that two additional deaths of people with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern; and
• a male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Holy Family Home.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is six per cent provincially and 5.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 135 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, three cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 132 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 35,459. 
Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• two cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 
• 34 cases in the Northern health region;  
• five cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;  
• five cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and  
• 89 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:
• 1,438 active cases and 33,070 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 62 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 76 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 138 hospitalizations; 
• 14 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 19 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 33 ICU patients;
• 1,955 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 608,345 and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 951.

Today, public health officials are reporting the first case of a variant of concern in northern Manitoba. Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at This dashboard will be the main source of information as the B.1.1.7 is becoming the dominant variant in Manitoba. Additional data related to COVID-19, data on outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon. The site has been moved to the Critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.
In partnership with the chief and council from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, provincial public health officials have lifted the public health orders in place for that community. All other general public health orders in Manitoba remain in effect for the community.  

Other 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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