Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced 245 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon with a five day test positivity rate of 13.3 percent. He also announced 13 additional deaths with ten in the Winnipeg region, two in Southern and one in Prairie Mountain health region. Of the new cases 123 were in the Winnipeg region with lower numbers in other regions including 23 in the Northern health region. Of the total 19,376 reported cases 5379 are active, 13,577 individual have recovered, 311 are in hospital with 38 in intensive care and related deaths are 420.
Roussin again urges Manitobans to only leave their homes for essential purposes.
Saskatchewan Health reported 183 new cases this afternoon along with six additional deaths. They include three from Regina and one each from the North West and South East zones all in their 80s and one in their 30s from the North Central zone. Of the new cases 62 were from Saskatoon and 25 from Regina with lower numbers in other zones including 10 from the Far North East. Of the 10,597 reported cases 4663 are considered active, 5858 people have recovered the largest one day increase in recoveries with 279 and 140 people are in hospital with 27 in intensive care.