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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

May 1, 2021


Public health officials advise that two new deaths in a person with COVID-19 have been reported today:
• a female in her 60s from the Northern health region; and
• a male in his 60s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to an outbreak at the Emerson Health Centre.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 7.3 per cent provincially and 8.3 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 273 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, seven cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 266 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 38,995. 

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:
• 14 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 
• 17 cases in the Northern health region;  
• 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;  
• nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and  
• 199 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

Hospitalization data is not available due to a technical issue, but the data also shows:
• 2,468 active cases and 35,551 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 3,346 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 664,305; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 976.

Additional data on variants of concern is updated from Tuesday to Saturday at Data related to COVID-19, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.

The outbreak has been declared over at Lions Prairie Manor Personal Care Home in Portage la Prairie.

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 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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