Coronavirus Canada updates: 42 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Manitoba on Wednesday

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: No New Cases of COVID in NL, Caution Urged Over NB Outbreaks
Coronavirus Canada Updates: No New Cases of COVID in NL, Caution Urged Over NB Outbreaks

There are 42 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Wednesday, the province says in a news release.

Thirty of those cases are in the Winnipeg health region, the release says.

Six of the new cases are in the Southern Health region, three are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, two are in the Interlake-Eastern health region and the remaining one is in the Northern Health region, the release says.

Manitoba’s COVID-19 test positivity rate — a five-day rolling average of the number of tests that come back positive — jumped to 2.2 per cent from 1.8 per cent on Tuesday, the release says.

There are 11 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Manitoba, including five people in intensive care.

A resident of Winnipeg’s Parkview Place care home has died of COVID-19, the company that runs the home confirmed on Tuesday. The person’s death, which was not included in the province’s update, was Manitoba’s 19th coronavirus-linked fatality.

As of Tuesday, seven residents and one staff member at the care home had tested positive for COVID-19.

The outbreak at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon, Man., is now over, the release says. The site has been moved down from critical red to caution yellow in the province’s colour-coded pandemic response system.

There are now 418 active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, with 335 of those — 80 per cent — in Winnipeg. To date, 1,674 cases of the illness have been identified in the province and 1,238 people have recovered.

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