Manitoba Public Health officials announced 71 new COVID-19 cases and one death today.
The provincial five-day test positive rate ranged from 4.3 percent yesterday to 3.8 percent.
The number of people in the hospital is 146, up from 150.
A further 17 cases of the highly contagious corona virus strain have been detected, bringing the current total to 267. There are four in Southern Health and 13 in the Winnipeg Health Region.
The vast majority of cases so far have been B117 strain (232) of the B1351 variant originally found in the UK and twenty have also been found in Manitoba.
The news comes as Manitoba plans to hire more staff at the Immunization Supersite in Winnipeg following complaints of delays.
The province says 11.8 percent of eligible Manitoba adults have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
An explosion at Axonmargurite St. Boniface in Winnipeg has been reported.
The latest death is linked to an explosion in Grace Hospital South 3.
More than half of the cases reported today – 38 – were found in the Winnipeg area and 24 in the north. Five cases were found in the southern health region, and two cases each in the interlock-eastern and prairie mountain health areas.
A further 2,251 tests were performed yesterday.
There are currently 1,181 active cases, and 34,122 cases have been detected in Manitoba since the outbreak began.
So far 32,006 people have been rescued in Manitoba and 934 have died due to Govt-19.