Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba breaks 20,000 total COVID-19 cases since March as deaths continue to climb

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reports 4 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reports 4 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Manitoba has reported 14 more deaths related to COVID-19, as the total number of cases in the province breaks 20,000 since March.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, reported the most recent deaths on Friday. These people range in ages from their 50s to their 100s, with half of them linked to various personal care home outbreaks.

These most recent deaths bring the total number of people who have died related to COVID-19 in Manitoba to 465.

In addition to the deaths, the province reported 447 new cases of COVID-19, the majority of which are in the Winnipeg region.

The city saw 193 new cases on Friday, with a test positivity rate of 13.2 per cent.

Winnipeg was followed closely by the Northern Health Region, which saw 136 cases on Friday.

The other cases include:

43 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
35 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
40 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region.
These cases bring Manitoba’s COVID-19 total since March to 20,392. Two cases have been removed from the total due to a data correction.

The five-day test positivity rate in Manitoba is 13.8 per cent.

The province has reported 5,517 active cases of the virus as of Friday, with more than 14,400 recoveries.

Hospitalizations are now at 297, with 40 people in ICU due to COVID-19.

These hospitalizations come as the province reported new COVID-19 outbreaks at the Hamiota Health Centre acute care unit in Hamiota and Seven Oaks General Hospital unit 3U4-7. Both sites have been moved to the critical or red level of the province’s pandemic response system.

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