Coronavirus Canada Updates: 335 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Manitoba

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Coronavirus Update: Manitoba extends COVID-19 restrictions
Coronavirus Update: Manitoba extends COVID-19 restrictions

Manitoba announced 335 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Tuesday.

The death is a man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B117 coronavirus variant of concern, the province said in a news release.

The total number of Manitobans who have died of COVID-19 is now 1,012.

The latest cases include 241 in the Winnipeg health region. The Southern Health region has the next highest amount with 29, followed by 26 in the Interlake–Eastern health region and 25 in the Northern Health Region.

Prairie Mountain Health region has the fewest new cases Tuesday, with 14.

Although the number of new cases is a drop from the 430 reported on Monday, other statistical markers have increased.

The current five-day test positivity rate is 13 per cent provincially (up from 12.7 on Monday) and 14.4 per cent in Winnipeg (up from 14.3).

There are also 278 people in hospital due to COVID-19, a jump from 264 one day earlier.

However, the number of people in intensive care has dipped to 70 from 73.

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