Manitoba public health reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 5.4 percent. They also reported three additional deaths with two in Winnipeg and one in Prairie Mountain health region. Of the new cases 51 were in Winnipeg and 16 in the Northern region with single digits in other regions. Of the total 30,360 reported cases 1597 are active, 27,910 individuals have recovered and 266 are in hospital with 33 in intensive care.
They also advised a case of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been identified in Manitoba. The case was related to international travel and the individual has since recovered. An outbreak has been declared over at Northern Spirit Manor in Thompson.