Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced 292 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon with a five day positivity rate of 13.3 percent. He also announced 13 additional deaths with 10 in the Winnipeg Region, two in Southern Health and one in Interlake Eastern health region. Of the new cases 152 are in the Winnipeg region with lower numbers in other regions including 41 in the Northern health region. Roussin reminds you to celebrate Christmas with members of your household only. He explains we need to not let our guard down this holiday season noting if we gather over the season then we’re going to see that spike in cases and we’re going to see again much more increase in demand on our health care system.
Of the 19,947 reported cases 5380 are active, 14,116 individuals have recovered, 298 are in hospital with 43 in intensive care and related deaths now total 451.