Provincial COVID-19 and Seasonal Influenza Surveillance | Health, Seniors and Active Living | Province of Manitoba
This report provides a current epidemiological update on the intensity
and severity of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Surveillance and administrative
data include laboratory, public health case and contact tracing
investigations, hospitalization and mortality data. Data are presented
at the provincial and regional level; and include a focussed review on
the disproportional impact of COVID-19 on various populations in the
Epidemiology and Surveillance also continues to monitor the activity of
seasonal influenza in Manitoba during this pandemic. During the
2020–2021 influenza season, routine reporting of seasonal influenza is
included in this weekly report.
In this weekly respiratory surveillance report, we provide regular
updates about the current activity of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza in
Manitoba with overall objectives:
To understand COVID-19 within the respiratory context;
To present a detailed overview about COVID-19 cases and contacts; and
To continue monitor and report on seasonal influenza during the pandemic.
Data are reported with a one-week delay for increased data accuracy,
completeness and reliability. More analyses continue to be conducted and
will be added to this report as available. It is published online at
approximately 10:00am every Monday.
Data extracted up to 4:00 am on April 1, 2021 Next reporting date: April 12, 2021
COVID-19: Decreasing Activity
In Week 12, there were 570 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported
in Manitoba, a decrease from 613 in the previous week. The volume of lab
tests increased to on average 2,053 people tested for COVID-19 per day
compared to 1,930 in the previous week, and the positivity rate of lab
tests was 4.2%, a decrease from 5% in the previous week.
In an examination of the 570 cases reported this week, majority (49%)
were reported from the Winnipeg Regional Health and 39% were reported
from the Northern Health Region. The remaining cases were reported from
Southern Health - Santé Sud Regional Health Authority (6%), Prairie
Mountain Health Authority (4%) and Interlake-Eastern Regional Health
Overall, older adults and those with underlying illnesses are at higher
risk for severe outcomes as a result of COVID-19 infection.
As of March 27, a total of 168,522 doses of COVID19 vaccines have been
administered and 114,421 residents in Manitoba have been immunized with
at least one dose. .
The respiratory activity levels in the community, primary care and
emergency rooms continued to be low for this time of a year. The number
of respiratory outbreaks reported that were not due to COVID-19 remains