Manitoba Acting Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Jazz Atwal announced 171 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 9.3 percent. He also announced two additional deaths with one each in the Winnipeg and Southern health regions. Of the new cases 64 were in the Northern health region, 56 in Winnipeg and 33 in the Interlake Eastern health region with lower numbers in other regions. The number of active cases in the Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Cranberry Portage, Sherridon district is down to 17 from 20 Thursday. Of the total 28,260 reported cases 3261 are active, 24,204 individuals have recovered and 274 people are in hospital with 39 in intensive care.
Meanwhile Saskatchewan health reported 312 new cases this afternoon bringing the average of daily new cases to 275. They also reported eight additional deaths with six in Regina and one each in the Central East and Saskatoon zones. Of the new cases 88 were in Saskatoon, 47 in Regina and 39 in North Central with lower numbers in other zones including 14 in the Far North East. Of the total 21,643 cases reported 3196 are considered active, 18,200 individuals have recovered and 177 are in hospital with 30 in intensive care.