Over 200 active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba; 16 new cases announced Wednesday

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials said the number of active cases of COVID-19 has jumped to over 200 after 16 new cases were announced Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement, made in a news bulletin, shows there are now 202 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

Since March 12, there has been a total of 578 cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Of the new cases announced on Wednesday, 10 are located in Winnipeg. Four cases are located in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, one new case is located in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, and one case is in the Southern Health region.

The province said the majority of the Winnipeg cases are linked to travel or close contacts with known cases. The majority of the cases in Prairie Mountain Health are linked to previously announced cases in Brandon.

Five people are hospitalized with COVID-19, with three people in intensive care. The province said 368 people have recovered from COVID-19.

The total number of deaths remains at eight.

Since February, 105,661 laboratory tests have been completed for COVID-19 in Manitoba, with 1,554 tests completed on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. More to come.