Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr Brent Roussin reported this afternoon 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the province. 25 of the new cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 5 in the Southern Health region and 10 in the Winnipeg region. Preliminary investigations are ongoing but indicate the majority of Prairie Mountain cases continue to be linked to previously announced cases in Brandon with early indications of community transmission. That brings the total of reported cases to 643, 246 cases are active, 389 individuals have recovered and nine are in hospital. Roussin notes it’s clear some people are not social distancing, avoiding large indoor crowds or staying home when sick.
Meanwhile Saskatchewan reported this afternoon 30 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total reported to 1541, 174 are considered active, 1374 people have recovered and ten are in hospital. The new cases include 23 in the South West, 6 in the South Central and one in the North Central region. All of the new cases and 108 of the active cases are in communal living settings.