Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin announced the latest COVID-19 numbers this afternoon. He reports there are two new cases bringing the total number of cases to 275, the total number of COVID related deaths in Manitoba remains at six, five individuals are hospitalized with none in ICU, 220 individuals are listed as recovered and there are 49 active cases.
Public health orders restricting staff from working in more than one licensed personal care home have been signed and will take effect tomorrow. This is intended to provide additional protection against the introduction or spreading of the COVID-19 virus in these care homes.
Public health is asking you to shine a blue light in your home, yard or business to support our heath care workers with information at www.truebluemanitoba.ca.
Saskatchewan reported six new confirmed cases bringing the provincial total to 389 with 58 cases from the far north. 88 cases are considered active with 295 reported as recovered. Saskhealth again reminds you if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath contact HealthLine 811 for advice on whether you should be tested for COVID-19 or go to www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.