COVID-19 cases are showing no signs of budging from the multiple hundreds, as the province announced 385 new cases Saturday afternoon.
That brings the total active cases to 8,012, and the total lab-confirmed cases since February to 13,304.
Additionally, the province announced another 10 deaths – seven in the Winnipeg Health region, one in the Northern region, one in the Prairie Mountain Health region, linked to the outbreak at the Gilbert Plains personal care home; and one in Southern Health-Sante Sud region.
Total deaths stands at 217 and recoveries at 5,075.
There are 276 people in hospital, with 45 people in intensive care.
The new cases were identified by region, as follows:
- 26 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
- 34 cases in the Northern health region;
- 15 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- 94 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
- 218 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 13.8 per cent provincially and 13.6 per cent in Winnipeg.
Yesterday, 2,519 tests were completed, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 327,511.
Additionally, public health officials advised that outbreaks were declared at Grace Hospital unit 3 north in Winnipeg, Dakota House in Winnipeg, Eastview Place in Altona, Tabor Home in Morden, Fernwood Place in Steinbach, and Lion Prairie Manor and Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie.
These sites have been moved to critical red on the province’s pandemic response system.