The province announced eight new COVID-related deaths during the weekend alongside 964 new cases of the virus.
Four cases were removed due to data corrections, resulting in a net 960 new cases of COVID-19 during the weekend.
The death toll includes a woman in her 60s from Prairie Mountain Health linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.
New cases included:
• 62 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 50 cases in Northern
• 73 cases in Prairie Mountain Health
• 111 cases in Southern Health–Santé Sud
• 668 cases in Winnipeg
As of Sunday, there were 4,440 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, which marks a new peak in the pandemic’s current wave.
The 365 active cases of COVID-19 in Prairie Mountain Health recorded Sunday marks a new record for the Westman health region, according to the province’s updated dashboard.
These cases include 100 in the Brandon district, followed by 60 in Agassiz Mountain, 39 in Little Saskatchewan, 32 in Porcupine Mountain, 31 in Turtle Mountain, 28 in Dauphin, 24 in an unknown district and the balance spread through other districts.
There are a total of 258 people in hospital with active or no longer infectious COVID-19 and a total of 71 people in intensive care.
In Prairie Mountain Health, 21 people are in hospital and four are in intensive care.
The province reached a new milestone in its immunization campaign, with half of the province’s population 18 years of age and older receiving at least one dose.
A total of 629,943 first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered thus far.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.3 per cent provincially and 14.1 per cent in Winnipeg.
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