Manitoba Health reported 733new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend with 239 Saturday and 494 on Sunday. They also reported 25 additional deaths that range from November 2nd to 14th with four in the Southern Health Region and the remainder in the Winnipeg region with the largest number linked to the Maples Long Term Care Home. Of the total new cases 429 are in the Winnipeg Region with the others spread across the province with 46 of them in the Northern Health Region. Included among outbreaks in the province is the Rod McGillivary Care Home in Opaskwayak Cree Nation which has been moved to critical red. The current positivity rate in the province is 12.4 percent with the total confirmed cases now at 10,947 with 6715 considered active.
Meanwhile Saskatchewan reported 481 new cases over the weekend with 308 on Saturday due a snowstorm delaying testing and results and 181 Sunday bringing the total of reported cases to 5001with 1807 considered active. They also reported two deaths in the North Central Zone one in their 20s and the other was over 80. The largest number of new cases was in Saskatoon with 187 and
others across the province including 23 in the Far North East zone. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Sahab says the record high numbers include urban, rural, northern and First Nations areas so we have to get back to the basics to protect ourselves and others.