Today public health officials announced 532 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths in the province.

The most recent deaths include a woman over the age of 60 from the Prairie Mountain Health region, and two women over the age of 50 from the Winnipeg Health region.

All deaths were linked to the B.1.1.7. variant of concern.

The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 in the province is 993.

Dauphin now has 20 active cases.

There have been a total of 71 recoveries and 3 deaths in Dauphin since the beginning of the pandemic.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:   
•    27 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region 
•    nine cases in the Northern health region    
•    34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region    
•    40 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region 
•    422 cases in the Winnipeg health region

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 10.9 percent provincially and 13 percent in Winnipeg.

One COVID-19 case was associated with Winnipegosis Elementary School in the two weeks prior to May 4th 2021. An associated case does not mean the individual was at the school during this time period. Not all cases associated with schools require a notification letter.

There are 3,499 active cases and 37,461 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 149 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 210 hospitalizations.  

There are 42 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 52 ICU patients. 

According to the province’s data, there are active cases of COVID-19 in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (20), Riding Mountain (4), Swan River (3), Porcupine Mountain (72), Duck Mountain (1), Agassiz Mountain (67), Asessippi (9), Little Saskatchewan (40), Whitemud (18). Brandon has 102 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 20 active cases of COVID-19. The Fisher/Peguis health district has nine active cases.