Manitoba Acting Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Jazz Atwal announced this afternoon 166 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the five day test positivity rate down to 11.5 percent. He also announced four additional deaths with three in Winnipeg and one in Southern health. Health Minister Cameron Friesen says like the seasons things will change. He explains just like with the winter solstice change takes time to become perceptible but the change is there and so it will be in Manitoba. He says they are making plans right now for what comes next, what comes after this current shutdown and these current restrictions.
Of the new cases 83 are in Winnipeg region, 43 in Southern health and 25 in Northern health with lower numbers in other regions. Of the 23,025 reported cases 5736 are active, 16,717 individuals have recovered and 310 are in hospital with 42 in intensive care.