Public health officials in Manitoba reported 303 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death on Monday, but they believe the number of cases is actually higher.
Due to technical issues, Monday’s total is too low, a province press release said, so Tuesday’s data will be too high.
The death announced on Monday is a man in his seventies from the Interlake-Eastern health region associated with the worrying variant B117. The total number of Manitobans who have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began is 1,053.
Of the 303 new cases, 226 are in the Winnipeg health region.
There are 37 in the Southern Health Region, 15 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, 13 in the Northern Health Region and 12 in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
The current 5-day COVID-19 test positive rate is 12.1 percent in Manitoba (up from 12.3) and 13.7 percent in Winnipeg (up from 13.6).
There are 308 people with COVID-19 in Manitoba hospitals, as many as there were on Sunday. Of these, 71 are in intensive care units in Manitoba, three fewer than on Sunday.
However, that doesn’t include the 32 intensive care unit COVID-19 patients sent to hospitals outside the province, mostly in Ontario. The military and private contractors have helped transfer patients to ease the burden on Manitoba Shared Health’s transportation teams.
The total number of Manitobans in intensive care due to COVID-19 is 103.
An earlier outbreak at the Holy Cross School in Winnipeg has now been declared over.