Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin released the latest COVID-19 number this afternoon. He reports three new cases in Manitoba which brings the total to 224, eleven individuals are hospitalized, of that 5 are in intensive care, they are listing 76 individuals as recovered making 145 active cases while the total number of deaths remains at 3.
The number of confirmed cases in the north remains at three.
Public health officials are expanding testing criteria to include first responders with respiratory symptoms. This would include positions such as paramedics, police and fire fighters.
Roussin reminds you that it’s too early to determine from the numbers that the risk is lower so it’s important to continue to follow all recommended precautions.
Saskatchewan reports 7 new confirmed cases bringing the provincial total to 278. There are five confirmed cases in the Far North. 160 of the cases are considered active. 12 more people have recovered bringing the total to 115.