The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is five per cent provincially and 4.3 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30am on February 23, 2021, 76 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, eight cases have been removed due to data corrections. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 68 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 31,551.

Public health officials advise no additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today.

Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

  • seven cases in Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 21 cases in the Northern health region;
  • one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • zero cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and
  • 47 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 1,212 active cases and 29,453 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 85 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 131 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 216 hospitalizations;
  • 12 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 21 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 33 ICU patients;
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 886; and
  • the total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases is five.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,390 tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 515,792.

Additional data related to COVID-19, including data on outbreaks as well as some downloadable and historic data, can be found at

Outbreaks have been declared at St. Boniface Hospital unit A5 and Poseidon Care Centre, both in Winnipeg. The facilities have been moved to the Critical (Red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Outbreaks have been declared over at River East Personal Care Home and Deer Lodge Centre, both in Winnipeg, and the dialysis unit at St. Anthony’s General Hospital in The Pas.

Public health officials advise of a possible exposure on Perimeter Airlines flight JV639 on Feb. 17 from Garden Hill to St. Theresa’s Point to Winnipeg, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on testing sites, visit

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit and click on your region.

The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities, and not visiting with others. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear. For information on COVID-19 symptoms and guidance on when you should be tested, visit

Manitobans are encouraged to travel only if essential and be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, only socialize with your two designated people as per the current public health orders.

Public health officials are also advising that if anyone is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. For health-care workers, exceptions may apply and staff may be able/required to report to work after contacting their workplace occupational health services or designate. For information on self-isolation, including exceptions, visit

The online COVID-19 self-assessment tool can be found at and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit