This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 407.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 0.44 per cent and three new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30am on July 29, 2020.
Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, refuses to add details about the latest COVID-19 death in Manitoba: a man in his 70s.
There are now six people hospitalized with four in intensive care. With Wednesday's numbers, there are now 74 active cases in Manitoba, a drop from 78 active cases on Tuesday.
There are now 76 active cases in Manitoba and 325 people have recovered from the disease. So we should all still adhere to the public health advice.
"I want to extend my condolences to the loved ones of our most recent death", Roussin said Thursday.
A case found on July 25 in a Winnipeg man in his 50s was removed from the case totals.
"Like usual, public health will announce any details that [are] to the benefit of Manitobans", Roussin said.
A temporary testing site is set up in Killarney until Friday in the front parking lot of the Tri-Lake Health Centre, and it will be open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. each day.
That reassurance comes in spite of a dramatic increase in demand for COVID-19 tests amid a surge in rhinovirus infections, which can cause the common cold.
"Testing of asymptomatic individuals is not that useful, so it puts an extra strain on our system to mandate that", he said.
He noted there are still sometimes delays in transporting samples and entering test results. He reiterated that testing is most important for those with symptoms, or those who have had contact with known cases of the illness.
An additional 665 laboratory tests were completed on Tuesday, bringing the total number of tests completed since early February to 86,367.