Coronavirus Canada Updates: 216 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Manitoba as province eases restrictions

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: 81 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in Manitoba on Friday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: 81 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in Manitoba on Friday

Manitoba public health officials advise three additional deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported Saturday.

The deaths include:

A man in his 60s from the Winnipeg health region
A woman in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region
A woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.8 per cent provincially and 6.5 per cent in Winnipeg.

As of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 216 new cases of the virus have been identified and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is now 28,476. Of the new cases, more than half are from the northern health region.

22 cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
118 cases in the Northern health region
12 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
14 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
50 cases in the Winnipeg health region
The data also shows there are 3,372 known active cases and 24,307 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 135 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 137 people in hospital with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 272 hospitalizations.

Of those, 26 people are in intensive care units with active infections, along with 14 people with COVID-19 who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 40 ICU patients.

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 798.

Due to a data correction, one death that had been reported earlier has been removed.

Laboratory testing numbers show 1,836 tests were completed Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 463,084.

All Manitoba teachers, educational support staff and other staff working in schools and directly with students can now make an appointment for COVID-19 testing at the Fast Pass site at 1066 Nairn Ave. in Winnipeg. Appointments for the pilot site open Saturday for eligible staff working in all schools and school divisions.

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