Manitoba Acting Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Jazz Atwall announced 126 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon. He also announced three additional deaths with two in Winnipeg and one in Southern health. Atwall said they are reviewing the public health orders and the level of success we see during the modest re-opening will determine the amount we are able to open as these orders expire so if people are thinking of skirting the orders you’re not only putting yourself at risk but you and those you gather with are impacting the re-opening process. He adds we all need to continue to make these sacrifices in the short term so we can be safe in the long term.
Of the new cases 55 are in the Northern health region, 32 in Winnipeg and 24 in Interlake Eastern with single digits in the other regions. Of the total reported cases 3358 are active, 25,665 individuals have recovered and 260 are in hospital with 34 in intensive care.
The vaccine super site in Thompson opened on Monday and pop up sites will launch in Flin Flon and The Pas next week to provide vaccines to eligible health care workers but they report all first dose appointments at the three sites have been booked.