Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported 87 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 7.9 percent. He also reported three additional deaths with two in Southern health and one in Winnipeg. Roussin says in the last two weeks they have seen significant travel from the Northern Health Region to obtain non-essential goods so in an attempt to reduce that they are going to eliminate the essential list as well in the Northern Health Region so in that capacity all retail stores can remain open and won’t be limited by that non-essential list. The 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 250 will remain.
This comes into effect at 11:59 tonight until February 12th when the restrictions for the whole province are reviewed.
Of the total new cases 42 are in the Northern health region, 22 in Interlake Eastern and 18 in Winnipeg with single digits in other regions. Of the total 29,651 reported cases 3466 are active, 25,353 individuals have recovered and 255 are in hospital with 38 in intensive care.