Manitoba Public Health reported 128 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon with the five day test positivity rate at 12.6 percent. They also reported two COVID related deaths with one in Prairie Mountain and the other in the Northern health region being a woman in her 70s linked to an outbreak at Thompson General Hospital MSP ward.
Of the new cases 92 are in the Winnipeg region, 11 each in Interlake Eastern and Northern regions and eight each in Southern and Prairie Mountain health regions. Of the 24,513 reported cases 4444 are active, 19,408 individuals have recovered, 337 are in hospital with 36 in intensive care and related deaths total 661.
Meanwhile Saskatchewan health reported 147 new cases this afternoon. They also reported three related deaths all in the Saskatoon zone. Of the new cases 44 are in Regina and 25 in the Far North East with lower numbers in other zones. Of the 15,160 reported cases 2949 are considered active, 12,057 individuals have recovered and 151 people are in hospital with 32 in intensive care. Health Minister Paul Merriman says what they are doing in the province is working so they must keep at it.