Manitoba reported its eighth death related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The man who was in his 70s was in southern Manitoba, and was not in hospital at the time of his death. It’s the first death related to COVID-19 in the province since May 5. There were also five new cases of the COVID-19 virus identified or probable in the province, including the most recently deceased individual.
There was also an additional COVID-19-related death in Saskatchewan today, brining the total number of deaths to 17. The deceased was in their 70s and from the southern part of the province, officials said. There were also nine new cases in the province.
Alberta announced 80 new cases in its latest 24-hour stretch, a slight decrease from the last week. There are currently 1,397 active cases in the province with more than half — 710 — in the Calgary zone. The province also announced two additional deaths. Alberta’s total case count and death toll are now 10,470 and 187.
In British Columbia, some better news was announced. For the first time since a public health emergency was declared, fewer than 10 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, including three in intensive care. The province announced 23 new diagnoses and one death in its latest 24-hour report.