Manitoba public health reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since Thursday bringing the five day test positivity rate to 1.8 percent. They also reported three new deaths with one each in Prairie Mountain, Winnipeg and Interlake Eastern Health regions. Of the 33 new cases reported today 20 are in the Winnipeg region with single digits in other regions including four in the Northern region. Of the total 58,049 reported cases 591 are active, 56,271 individuals have recovered and 69 are in hospital with 12 in intensive care.
Dr. Joss Reimer with the Vaccine Implementation Task Force says Universities can make decisions on mandatory vaccinations. She explains on top of what the province decides to do in regards to mandatory vaccines the universities can make their own decisions as can businesses so what the expectations are for their students, employees and people who are going to be on site even without the province intervening that is something that’s available to universities to make that decision for the protection of their students and staff.
Effective today anyone born on or before December 31st 2009 is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.