Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin released the latest COVID-19 numbers this afternoon. He reports two new cases, two probable cases have been tested as negative therefore the total number of cases remains at 246, they are reporting one additional death due to COVID-19 which is a woman in her 60s who lived in the Prairie Mountain Health Region which brings to total number of COVID related deaths in Manitoba to five. He adds nine individuals are hospitalized, of that four are in intensive care, 108 individuals are listed as recovered and there are 132 active cases. There are still three cases reported from the northern region.
Roussin reminds you not to ignore other health issues due to COVID-19. He says hospitals are safe places and health care providers will ensure every precaution is taken while providing care.
Saskatchewan reports three new cases of COVID-19 brining their total to 304 with seven in the far north. 95 cases are considered active, 18 more people have recovered bringing the total to 205, and there are eight people in hospital across the province receiving inpatient care.