Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced COVID-19 numbers this afternoon. He reports as of this morning they conducted 24,304 lab tests. There’s been 273 positive cases with 213 listed as recovered with 54 active cases, at this time there are five individuals in hospital with no one currently in intensive care and six Manitobans have died due to COVID-19. He pointed out an epidemiologic curve of COVID-19 to date in Manitoba and there were significant increases in cases at the end of March and early April however in the last two weeks they have been seeing a much slower increase in cases averaging under two per day in the last two weeks.
Roussin adds the data supports the easing of public health measures announced earlier today.
Saskatchewan reports a sixth death related to COVID-19 a resident in their 80s from the far north region. They report 17 new confirmed cases eleven of which are from La Loche in the far north region bringing the provincial total to 383. 86 cases are considered active with recoveries remaining at 291.