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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

July 16, 2021

COVID-19 Bulletin #488

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.9 per cent provincially and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 39 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, two cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 37 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 57,065.

Of the 39 cases reported today, the COVID-19 data shows:
• 10 new cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• two new cases in the Northern health region;
• three new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;   
• nine new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and   
• 15 new cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The data also shows:  
• 958 active cases and 54,943 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
• 120 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces including: 
   - 37 people in hospital in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 82 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious, amounting to a total of 119 hospitalizations; 
• a total of 27 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including:
   - nine people in intensive care units in Manitoba with active COVID-19 as well as 17 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, amounting to a total of 26 ICU patients in Manitoba; and
   - one Manitoba patient in an intensive care unit in Ontario;
• 44 patients previously receiving care in an out-of-province ICU have now been returned to Manitoba hospitals for further care; and
   - no COVID-19 patients were transported out of province for care yesterday;
• 1579 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 852,858; and
• the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,164.

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.

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

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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