Manitoba Acting Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Jazz Atwal announced 350 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon. He also announced ten additional deaths with five in Southern Health, three in Winnipeg and one each in Interlake Eastern and Prairie Mountain regions. Of the total new cases 133 are in the Winnipeg region, 89 in the Northern region and 57 in Southern Health with lower cases in other regions.
Atwal commented on the vaccine roll out noting there’s no timetable at the present time, they don’t have any more vaccine available in Manitoba but there are plans for more vaccines to come in but they’re going to have to plan and that planning process is underway and they’re going to work with their partners to look at the operationalization, the distribution, the inoculation of vaccines for all Manitobans.
The total number of lab confirmed cases in the province is 22,397with 5602 being active.
An outbreak has been declared at Thompson General Hospital MSP ward and the site has moved to critical or red on the Pandemic Response System.