The province announced 290 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.
A man in his 40s died of the B.1.1.7 variant of concern in the Winnipeg health region.
The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 85 per cent provincially and 9.2 per cent in Winnipeg.
The following is how Monday’s cases broke down by health region:
• 12 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
• seven cases in the Northern health region;
• 31 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• 29 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 212 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
There are 2,705 cases of variants of concern in the province with 993 active cases and 11 deaths.
In the Prairie Mountain Health region, there are 197 active cases of the B.1.1.7 variant. That is just under 20 per cent of all cases of the B.1.1.7 variant in the province are located in the Prairie Mountain Health region. As well, there are 50 unspecified variants of concern and two cases of the B.1.351 variant in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
There are 2,753 cases of COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health region, 354 active cases with eight active cases of people hospitalized. There are three people in intensive care units and 59 deaths have been recorded to date.
In Brandon, there are 77 active cases of COVID-19 according to the provincial dashboard and 23 deaths.
There was exposure to COVID-19 reported at Canada Post at 915 Douglas Street in Brandon on April 26 between 1 and 1:30 p.m according to the provincial COVID-19 dashboard.
The outbreak is over at The Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home in Swan River.
Outbreaks have been declared at two schools in Winnipeg and they have moved to remote learning – Holy Cross School until May 12 and The King’s School until May 16. Both schools have been moved to the Critical (Red) level.
The province reported 2,692 active cases of COVID-19 and 36,142 people recovered.
There are 120 people in hospital with active COVID-19 and 62 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care for a total of 182 people hospitalized.
There are 36 people in intensive care units in the province with active COVID-19 as well as 11 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care for a total of 47 people in intensive care units in the province.
As of Tuesday, 2,717 laboratory tests had been completed in the province with a total of 673,563 tests completed since early February 2020.
There have been 980 people die from COVID-19 to date.
»The Brandon Sun