Manitoba Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported the latest COVID-19 numbers this afternoon. He announced one additional case bringing the total number of cases to 254 and he announced one additional death a woman in her 80s so the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Manitoba now is six. He noted eight individuals are hospitalized with five in intensive care, 144 individuals are listed as recovered and there are 105 active cases.
Roussin says demand for testing is down so their testing capacity has increased so if you have respiratory symptoms and feel you meet the criteria for testing call Health Links and they’ll guide you to the next step. He said testing criteria now includes workers or volunteers at workplaces that have been identified as essential services.
Saskatchewan reports one new case of COVID-19 bringing the total to 316 reported cases, 11 in the far north. 74 cases are considered active and four more people recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 238.