The deaths include a woman in her 30s linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern (VOC), a man in his 60s linked to an unspecified VOC, two men in their 70s with one linked to the B.1.1.7 VOC and a woman in her 70s linked to the P.1 VOC, all from Winnipeg.
A man in his 50s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region has also died, his death is linked to the B.1.1.7 VOC.
The total number of deaths in the province is now 1,028.
Saturday’s new cases include:
- 24 in the Interlake-Eastern health region
- 26 in the Northern health region
- 22 in the Prairie Mountain health region
- 44 in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
- 360 cases in the Winnipeg health region
As of May 22, 298 Manitobans are in hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 241 have active infections while 57 patients are no longer infectious but still require care.
There are 74 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) with COVID-19 including 53 with active infections and 21 who are no longer infectious but still require care.
The five-day test positivity rate is 14.3 per cent provincially and 16.8 per cent in Winnipeg.
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