Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 221 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 221 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 221 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

Manitoba is reporting 221 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths.

All three of the people who died were over 60, in the Winnipeg health region, and had the virus variant that is now called Alpha, first associated with the United Kingdom.

There are 346 provincial residents in hospital with COVID-19 in Manitoba and neighbouring provinces.

Thirty-seven Manitoba patients are in intensive care units outside the province, with 34 in Ontario, one in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta.

Manitoba’s current five-day test-positivity rate is 12 per cent provincially and 13 per cent in Winnipeg.

Premier commends residents for following COVID-19 rules as Nova Scotia reports 12 new cases

Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 204 active reported infections.

Officials say 20 people are in hospital due to the disease, and six of those patients are in intensive care.

Premier Iain Rankin issued a release on Sunday commending residents for following the strict public health orders introduced as the province grappled with historic high caseloads in early May.

The province has logged 5,663 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic emerged last spring.

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