Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the province this afternoon bringing the total reported to 1489. He added they had two cases in the Interlake Eastern Health Region, one case in the Northern Health Region and 20 cases in the Winnipeg Health Region. There are 283 active cases, 1190 individuals have recovered and there are nine people in hospital three of which are in intensive care. He pointed out preliminary investigation indicated the two Interlake Eastern cases are close contacts of a known case and the others are still under investigation.
Preliminary investigation indicates the person reported to have COVID in the Northern Health Region may actually be in Winnipeg and six of the new cases are connected to John Pritchard School in Winnipeg where some groups of students have been switched to remote learning.