Manitoba public health announced 83 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 7.6 percent. They also reported due to a data reset there are no deaths being reported noting the reset puts into place additional checks and balances, increases consistencies and improves regional data.
Of the new cases 53 are in the Northern health region and 18 in Winnipeg with single digits in other regions. Of the total 29,733 reported cases 3421 are considered active, 25,480 individuals have recovered and 254 are in hospital with 36 in intensive care.
The government has been working with its existing network of physicians and pharmacist flu vaccination partners to prepare for the rollout of new vaccines once they are approved for use in Canada. At this time approval dates and supply volumes for the vaccines that do not require special handling and transport are speculative.