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The Test Positivity Rate Has Dropped Below Ten Percent in Manitoba While Saskatchewan New Cases Topped 300.

Manitoba public health reported this afternoon 201 new cases of COVID-19 lowering the five day test positivity rate to 9.9 percent.  They also reported 12 additional deaths with eight in Winnipeg, two in Prairie Mountain and one each in the Northern and Southern health regions.  Of the reported new cases 105 are in Winnipeg and 60 in the Northern health region with lower number in other regions.  Of the total 25,742 reported cases 4506 are active, 20,519 individuals have recovered and 319 are in hospital with 35 in intensive care.


Personal Care Home residents will soon be able to welcome loved ones for visits in the new COVisitation spaces which are being installed at 125 PCHs and other sites in the province.  Visits will be by appointment only with more details available from individual PCHs in the coming days.


Saskatchewan Health reported 334 new cases this afternoon bringing the seven day average of daily cases to 254.  They also reported three additional deaths with two in Regina and one in the North Central Zone.  Of the new cases 83 are in Saskatoon, 65 in North Central and 49 in Regina with lower numbers in other zones.  Of the total 17,138 reported cases 2947 are considered active, 14,014 individuals have recovered and 176 people are in hospital with 29 in intensive care.


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