Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced 271 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 14.2 percent. He also reported nine additional deaths with seven in Winnipeg region and one each in Interlake Eastern and Prairie Mountain health regions. Of the total new cases 130 are in the Winnipeg region, 49 in Prairie Mountain with lower numbers in other regions except the Northern region with 53. Of the total 21,535 reported cases 5762 are active, 15,265 have recovered, 311 people are in hospital with 44 in intensive care and related deaths total 508.
Meanwhile Saskatchewan Health announced 194 new cases this afternoon. They also reported seven additional deaths with four in Saskatoon and one each in Regina, the Central West and North West. Of the new cases 53 were in Saskatoon, 37 in Regina and 28 in the North West with lower numbers in other zones including 11 in the Far North East. Of the 12,430 reported cases 4204 are considered active, 8130 people have recovered, 124 are in hospital with 26 in intensive care and related deaths total 98.