Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported the death was a man in his 70s from the rural east district in Southern Health. He also reported 124 new cases of COVID-19 and of those cases 26 were identified on Monday, 83 were identified on Sunday and 15 were identified on Saturday and that was due to a backlog of cases at that time so over the weekend extra staff was brought in to address these delays and they’re now caught up. He added 16 new cases were in Interlake East, one case in Northern Health, three cases in Prairie Mountain Health, nine cases in Southern Health and 95 cases in Winnipeg Health Region.
Of the total 2779 reported cases 1248 cases are active and 1496 individuals have recovered.
Roussin also announced people not displaying symptoms may travel to northern Manitoba or a remote community to care for a family member or friend who is seriously ill, visit a family member or friend in a health care facility with a life threatening situation if authorized by the facility or attend a funeral of a family member or friend.