The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent and three new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30am on July 29, 2020. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 407.

The data shows there were:

  • two new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; and
  • one new case in the Winnipeg health region;

Case investigations are ongoing. When completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform people of any public health risks.

A case that was identified on July 25, a male in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, is being removed from the case totals after investigation determined the individual had recovered from a previous infection from another province.

The data also shows:

  • six current hospitalizations, with four individuals in intensive care,
  • 74 active cases and 325 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is eight.

An additional 665 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 86,367.

The Southern Health-Sante Sud drive-thru community testing site in Winkler will be closed today, July 29, while the site moves from Park St. to the Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. The new site will open Thursday, July 30 at 12pm and operate Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm by appointment only, with access off Kimberly Rd. Call 204-325- 5322 to book an appointment.

The Steinbach drive-thru community testing site, 365 Reimer Ave., will require an appointment for testing starting July 31. Bookings will begin July 30 by calling 204-346-7016.

Starting today, July 29, the Prairie Mountain Health region is setting up a temporary COVID-19 testing site until July 31 in the front parking lot at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at 86 Ellis Dr. in Killarney. The site will be open from 10am to 2pm each day.

Updated testing site information can be found at gov.mb.ca.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit manitoba.ca. A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at manitoba.ca.