Manitoba public health reported 302 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon bringing the five day test positivity rate to 8.6 percent. Of the new cases 200 are in Winnipeg and 47 in Southern health with lower numbers in other regions including 11 in Northern health where there are 385 active cases. Of the total 71,888 confirmed cases 2316 are active, 68,206 people have recovered and 133 are in hospital with 26 in intensive care.
Saskatchewan health reported 67 new cases bringing the seven day average of new cases to 62. Of the total 82,334 confirmed cases 556 are active, 80,835 people have recovered and 98 are in hospital. Far Northeast Two continues to report no new cases. As of December 20th there are 82 Omicron variant cases and the rates of this highly transmissible variant are expected to grow. None of the 82 is in hospital.