Manitoba recorded 86 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths Monday, as the province conducts sequencing of all travel-related cases.

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Manitoba recorded 86 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths Monday, as the province conducts sequencing of all travel-related cases.

No cases of the omicron variant have been detected in Manitoba, but all travel-related positive results are being sent for genomic sequencing, the provincial government stated in a news release.

The provincewide test-positivity rate is 5.1 per cent, and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg.

Regional test-positivity rates have shown higher transmission in southern regions of the province, corresponding with lower vaccination rates in those areas.

There have been 495 new cases of the virus detected in the province since Nov. 25: 153 on Nov. 26; 124 cases Saturday; 132 on Sunday; and 86 on Monday.

Nearly half of Monday's cases are among unvaccinated Manitobans, most in the Southern Health region.

Outbreaks have been declared at Donwood assisted living centre in Winnipeg, and in the Grade 3 class at St. Alphonsus School in Winnipeg. Previous outbreaks are considered over at the Benito personal care home and Health Sciences Centre GD4 unit.

As of Monday morning, there were 142 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19, and 25 of those patients were in intensive care.

Manitoba's death toll from COVID-19 has reached 1,315.

The 11 deaths the province announced Monday include a woman in her 60s from Winnipeg (reported in provincial data Nov. 26); a woman in her 60s from Winnipeg (reported Saturday); a man in his 60s from Southern Health (reported Saturday); a woman in her 90s from Prairie Mountain linked to the outbreak at Russell Health Centre/Russell personal care home (reported Saturday); a woman in her 80s from Winnipeg (reported Saturday); a woman in her 70s from Southern Health (reported Saturday); a woman in her 90s from Southern Health linked to the outbreak at Third Crossing Manor (reported Saturday); a woman in her 60s from Northern Health (reported Sunday); a woman in her 70s from Southern Health (reported Sunday); a woman in her 70s from Prairie Mountain (reported Sunday); and a man in his 80s from Southern Health (reported Sunday).