Today public health officials announced 488 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths in the province.

The most recent deaths include a man in his 80’s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, and a man in his 70’s and a woman in her 20’s from Winnipeg.

Manitoba has once again lowered the age of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines.

All Manitobans aged 35 and older can now receive a vaccine at a supersite or pop-up clinic in the province, up from 40. All indigenous people 18 and older are eligible for a vaccine.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:  
•    17 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
•    nine cases in the Northern health region   
•    30 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region   
•    43 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
•    389 cases in the Winnipeg health region

There have been 41,425 cases of COVID-19 province-wide.  The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 990.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.5 percent provincially and 12.6 percent in Winnipeg.

There are 3,237 active cases and 37,198 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 139 people in hospital with active COVID-19 and 61 people in who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 200 hospitalizations.  

There are 44 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 10 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 54 ICU patients. 

According to the province’s data, there are active cases of COVID-19 in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (18), Riding Mountain (5), Swan River (4), Porcupine Mountain (73), Duck Mountain (2), Agassiz Mountain (70), Asessippi (6), Little Saskatchewan (44), Whitemud (14). Brandon has 101 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 19 active cases of COVID-19. The Fisher/Peguis health district has nine active cases.

The province is doubling the fines for COVID-19 public health order violations.

Individuals who have received two or more tickets for failing to wear a mask will now be fined $486, up from $298.

Manitobans who have received two or more tickets for other penalties under the orders will now be fined $2,542, up from $1,296.

The province is also doubling the penalty for failing to pay a ticket in the required timeframe from $50 to $100.
 
Fines for businesses have not changed at this time.