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Plans are Developing For Manitoba First Nations to Receive Vaccines While a COVID Outbreak at a Jail Increased Saskatchewan Numbers.

Manitoba public health reported 187 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon with a five day test positivity rate of 11.2 percent.  They also reported six additional deaths with four in the Winnipeg region and one each in Prairie Mountain and Southern health regions.  Of the new cases 91 were in the Winnipeg region, 38 in Northern health and 33 in Southern health with lower numbers in the other regions. Of the total 24,700 reported cases 4505 are active, 19,528 individuals have recovered and 337 are in hospital with 37 in intensive care.


With the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine expected to arrive in Manitoba this week the government is working in collaboration with experts in First Nations health to position immediately the first doses of vaccine for deployment to northern and remote communities across the province.


Saskatchewan health reported 190 new cases this afternoon. They also reported one additional death which was in the Saskatoon zone.  Of the new cases 47 were in Saskatoon, 37 in North Central, 23 in Regina and 22 in Far North East with smaller numbers in other zones.  There are now 54 active cases among inmates and three among staff at the Regina Correctional Centre.  Of the total 15,350 reported cases 2699 are considered active, 12,496 individuals have recovered and 142 are in hospital with 30 in intensive care.  The seven day average of daily new cases is 157.

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