Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced the latest COVID-19 numbers this afternoon. He reports one additional case bringing our total to 263, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 remains at six, seven individuals are hospitalized, of that three are in intensive care, 196 individuals are listed as recovered and there are 61 active cases.
Over the next week facilities in Winnipeg, Selkirk and Brandon will begin to increase their surgical activity. Surgeries will be scheduled for the most urgent cases first and all necessary precautions will be taken to protect staff and patients from COVID-19. Patients will be contacted directly about scheduling their surgery.
Saskatchewan reports ten new cases bringing the provincial total to 341 with 28 from the far north, 57 cases are considered active, 10 more people have recovered bringing the total to 280 recoveries, five people are in hospital with two in intensive care.