The first set of seven winners in the Vax to Win Lottery has been announced with each of them winning 100 thousand dollars. The winner in the Northern Health region is Bernell Lavallee from Easterville. The ten winners of the 25 thousand dollar scholarships will be announced soon. The next lottery deadline is September 6th open to those who receive their second dose on or before that date.
Manitoba public health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 1.8 percent. Of the new cases 12 are in Winnipeg with single digits in other regions including three in Northern Health. Of the total 58,071 reported cases 565 are active, 56,318 people have recovered and 67 are in hospital with 13 in intensive care.