Manitoba continues to report on the recorded number of COVID-19 cases. However, it is important to note this data is limited and should be used with caution. It includes cases confirmed by a PCR test as well as rapid tests given by health care professionals. Positive test results from rapid antigen tests, which people generally do at home, are not collected or reported. As a result, these numbers are an under-reporting of COVID-19 in the community.

Public health officials advise 14 new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

A female in her 50s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Tuesday);
A male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Concordia Hospital; unit N3 (reported Tuesday);
A female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to an outbreak at Grace Hospital unit 3 South (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Golden Door Geriatric Centre (reported Wednesday);
A female in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region and Holy Family Home (reported Wednesday);
A male in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and linked to the outbreak at Meadowood Manor personal care home (reported Wednesday);
A female in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region (reported Wednesday);
A female in her 80s from the Southern Health Santé-Sud (reported Wednesday);

One death listed Monday, a male in his 60s from Winnipeg regional health (reported Sunday), was linked to an outbreak at St.Amant in error. The death should have been linked to an outbreak at Health Sciences Centre, unit GA5.

In total, the province is reporting 472 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing Manitoba's total active case count to 19,420. There are 680 total COVID-19 hospitalizations in Manitoba, 513 of which are active cases. As well, there are 43 COVID-related ICU patients in the province - 31 of which are active cases. The provincial test positivity rate is 24.8%.

Information about COVID-19 in Manitoba is updated weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on these DataMB dashboards:

Case data:
COVID-19 vaccination coverage:

Public health highlights the following COVID-19 data trends for the week ending Feb 3. People who are not fully vaccinated are four times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, seven times as likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit and nine times as likely to die with COVID-19. Case and risk by vaccination status data is updated each Wednesday here:


Outbreaks have been declared at:

Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine.

Outbreaks declared over at:

Concordia Place, Winnipeg;
Lions Manor personal care home, Winnipeg;
Luther Home personal care home, Winnipeg;
St. Norbert personal care home, Winnipeg;
Misericorida Place, Winnipeg;
Brandon Regional Health Centre, surgery unit, Brandon; and
Crocus Court personal care home, Roblin.

Manitobans are reminded that COVID-19 treatments options are available for eligible patients. Early testing is key as treatment must begin within 5-7 days of symptoms developing. Manitobans are encouraged to seek testing as soon as symptoms develop and to contact their health care provider, doctor or Health Links-Info Sante if they meet the minimum eligibility criteria that include but are not limited to: 18 years or older, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, have a risk factor (smoking, diabetes) or chronic condition, or are fully vaccinated Manitobans with a risk factor or chronic condition may also be eligible for treatment. For full criteria, visit:

Only symptomatic individuals or those advised by public health should visit a COVID-19 provincial testing site. Rapid antigen tests will continue to be used for the majority of people visiting a provincial testing site. Those who are at higher risk of severe illness as well as some groups who have tested positive on a rapid antigen test will still be eligible for PCR testing. Detailed information on updated COVID-19 testing eligibility can be found at:

The Manitoba government is also providing an update on ongoing enforcement efforts to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19. A total of 1,827 inspections occurred, which resulted in 12 warnings and 22 tickets issued for the week of Jan 31 - Feb 6, including:

three $1,296 tickets to individuals;
17 $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in an indoor public place; and
two $5,000 tickets to businesses.

Manitobans are urged to continue reporting compliance and enforcement issues by visiting and completing the reporting form, or by calling 204-945-3744 or (toll-free) 1-866-626-4862 and pressing option three on the call menu. Updated enforcement statistics are posted online weekly at:

Tickets issued by health region include:

zero tickets in Interlake-Eastern (zero per cent);
one ticket in Northern (five per cent);
five tickets in Prairie Mountain Health (23 per cent);
eight tickets in Southern Health-Sante Sud (36 per cent); and
eight tickets in Winnipeg (36 per cent).


Manitoba is adopting new guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for vaccinating youth age 12-17 against COVID-19 and its variants. Effective today, youth age 12-17 should receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if they are, or if they might be, at a high risk of severe outcomes due to medical and/or social risk factors. The third dose will be offered at least six months after the second dose.

Several eligibility factors define who among this age group can get this booster:

Underlying medical conditions which put them at increased risk
Belonging to racialized or marginalized communities that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19
Living in shelters, group homes, and correctional facilities
Immunocompromised and have received three doses (so their next dose would be a fourth dose).
Neither the province nor NACI is recommending boosters for the general population of youth age 12-17. Only those who meet the criteria outlined above are eligible.

Public health will continue to use Pfizer, to minimize the small risk associated with myocarditis and/or pericarditis. This inflammation of heart tissues is extremely rare and mild when it occurs after vaccination, and it almost always fully resolves without severe reaction.

Preliminary safety data from the real-world use of boosters in teens showed no additional safety concerns.

If your child doesn’t fit into the eligibility categories, but you still feel they should be immunized, please discuss your individual circumstances with your family doctor or pediatrician.

Delivering the second round of vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 is continuing in many locations, including schools. It is recommended by Health Canada, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and public health that the second dose be administered eight weeks following the first dose.

As of today, a total of 72,194 first doses have been given to children ages five to 11, or 57.7 per cent of that age group.

Manitobans are encouraged to get their second and third doses as quickly as possible. While COVID-19 vaccine appointments continue to be available at regional or provincial vaccine clinics, for many people the fastest way to be immunized is at a nearby medical clinic, pharmacy or urban Indigenous clinic. Check the online vaccine finder or a medical clinic or pharmacy near you that provides the COVID-19 vaccine to find the next available opportunity to be immunized. The timeline between second and third doses and eligibility criteria information can be found at

Eligible individuals can book their appointments online, by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) or by contacting their local pharmacy or medical clinic directly. Visit for some of the available options.