Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported 250 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to eight percent. He also reported one death in the Winnipeg region. Of the new cases 184 are in the Winnipeg region and 20 in Interlake Eastern with numbers in the teens in other regions including 15 in Northern health. Roussin says he knows people are tired of hearing about the fundamentals and public health orders but if we look to February or March this year we can see that these measures work as we kept our case numbers down , we reduced the strain on the health care system but once again we see these numbers climbing because we’re increasing the amount of contacts we have and the best way to reduce that is to stay home as much as possible.
Roussin says that includes not holding or attending garage sales which are not allowed under public health orders until after the long weekend when the orders will be reviewed.
Of the total 39.524 reported cases 2593 are active and 35,952 individuals have recovered.