Manitoba public health reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 4.3 percent. They also reported one additional death in the Winnipeg region. Of the new cases 31 are in Winnipeg region and 30 in Northern health with single digits in other regions. Of the total 31,657 reported cases 1206 are considered active, 29,563 individuals have recovered and 196 are in hospital with 26 in intensive care.
The Manitoba government has projected spending of over 154 million dollars from the Safe Schools Fund during the 2020-21 school year to help bolster staffing, prioritize health and safety and support learning and technology.
Meanwhile Saskatchewan health reported 211 new cases this afternoon bringing the seven day average of daily new cases to 155. They also reported one death in the North West zone. Of the new cases 80 are in Regina, 37 in Saskatoon and 24 in Far North West with lower numbers in other zones including three in Far North East. Of the total 28,191 reported cases 1493 are considered active and 26,318 have recovered with 156 in hospital and 18 in intensive care.