There were 18 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba over the weekend, including the first person admitted to ICU since June 6.
The sudden jump in cases is due to outbreaks on three Hutterite colonies, two in the Interlake-Eastern health region and one in the Southern health region. The province is now up to 29 active cases after going 13 days without a new case.
Of the new cases 11 were in the Interlake-Eastern health region, three cases in the Winnipeg health region, three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region, and one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.
The cases on the Hutterite colonies are all linked to the same gathering in Alberta.
One of the other positive cases was a passenger on Asiana flight OZ 0704 from Manila, Philippines to Seoul, South Korea on July 7, Air Canada AC 0064 Seoul to Vancouver on July 8 (rows 26 to 32) and Air Canada AC 0296 Vancouver to Winnipeg on July 8 (rows 21 to 27).
An additional 384 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, 1,390 on Saturday and 695 on Sunday, bringing the total number of tests performed since early February to 76,354.
The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is now 354 while the current five-day test positivity rate is 0.83 per cent.