Two more Manitobans with COVID-19 have died, public health officials reported Thursday — a man in his 50s from Winnipeg, linked to the Alpha variant, and a man in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region.
A total of 106 new cases of the virus have also been reported, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in the province to 55,692.
Of the new cases, 64 are in the Winnipeg region, with 18 in Southern Health-Santé Sud, 14 in the Northern health region, nine in Interlake-Eastern and one in Prairie Mountain.
There are currently 1,712 active COVID-19 cases in the province, as well as 109 people hospitalized with the active virus and 91 people still in hospital who are no longer infectious.
A total of 52 patients are in intensive care in Manitoba, as well as 11 Manitobans in ICU in Ontario and one in Alberta.
No further patients were transferred out-of-province as of Wednesday.
The current five-day test positivity rate is 6.4 per cent across the province and 6.7 per cent in Winnipeg.