Manitoba reported 16 new positive tests for the novel coronavirus Aug. 12, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to more than 200.
This is the sixth time in the last seven days that the province has seen 10 or more new positive COVID-19 tests. On Aug. 11, only four new cases were reported. Since Aug. 5, there have have been 133 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the provincial government.
Since testing began in February, 578 Manitobans have tested positive for the virus. Of those, 368 have recovered, eight people have died and 202 cases remain active. There are currently five people in the province in hospital due to COVID-19, three of whom are in intensive care.
The majority of the positive tests announced today – 10 – were in Winnipeg, while there were also four in the Prairie Mountain health region, mostly related to previously announced cases in Brandon, and one each in the southern and Interlake-Eastman health regions. The Northern Regional Health Authority area continues to be free of active cases, with the last positive test in the region, which covers most of the province north of the 53rd parallel, having been recorded in early April.
Overall, 105,661 Manitobans have been tested for the coronavirus, including 1,554 on Tuesday.
The province also announced that passengers on flights from New Delhi, India to Frankfurt Germany, from Frankfurt to Toronto and from Toronto to Winnipeg Aug. 3-4 may have been exposed to the coronavirus.