The Winnipeg Free Press is tracking the status of COVID-19 in Manitoba, as reported by provincial health authorities.

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The Winnipeg Free Press is tracking the status of COVID-19 in Manitoba, as reported by provincial health authorities. 

Note: The number of daily and active cases in the charts below are based on the number of positive PCR tests reported by Manitoba Health. Unless they meet certain requirements, most Manitobans are now being directed to do rapid antigen testing rather than PCR tests, and rapid test results are not included in these numbers. As a result, the active and daily case numbers below are estimated to be much lower than actual cases in the community.


Chart showing daily cumulative counts of positive COVID-19 cases


Chart showing new daily cases and seven-day moving average


Chart showing new daily tests and seven-day moving average


Chart showing daily hospitalizations and ICU admissions for COVID-19 cases


Chart showing deaths announced daily


Proportion of positive tests

The percentage of PCR tests that are positive -- referred to as the positivity rate or test positive proportion by the province -- shows the infection rate among those tested for the virus. This is another indicator for the extent of infections within Manitoba.

A higher positivity rate suggests that the virus is more widespread in the population.

However, in January 2022, the provincial government changed eligibility for PCR tests, so not all symptomatic individuals qualify for one. Many individuals are given rapid tests, and return for PCR testing only if their rapid test is positive and they meet certain qualifications. 

As a result, test positivity on this chart does not necessarily represent the spread of the virus in the community, but rather test positivity among a subset of the population who qualified for PCR testing.

Chart showing the daily and rolling five-day positivity rate for COVID-19 in Manitoba


COVID-19 vaccinations

Graphic showing daily number of vaccine doses administered in Manitoba


Graphic showing first and second vaccine doses administered in Manitoba

 


 

Graphic showing percentage of total population in each province that is fully vaccinated


Cases across Manitoba

Chart showing daily active cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority, over time


Chart showing number of active cases of COVID-19 by health district

Case rates in Manitoba

 

Another important statistic is per capita value, which helps compare a value among groups of different sizes.

Generally speaking, more populous areas will have more tests, positive cases and deaths simply because there are more people. To effectively compare areas with different populations, we determine how many tests, cases and deaths there are for each person in the area. "Per capita" means "per person." 

Per-capita data is usually reported "per 100,000" to avoid using tiny decimal values.

Chart showing the active case rate of COVID-19 by health district


COVID-19 across Canada 

Charts provided by The Canadian Press update weekly.

Chart showing new cases per day in Canada


CANADA COVID CASES OVER TIME


COVID-19 CASES IN CANADA


Comparison of COVID-19 cases per capita across the provinces


Comparison of COVID-19 deaths per capita across the provinces


Comparison of new COVID-19 cases per capita identified in the previous 14 days