Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 329 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths today

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 329 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths today
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 329 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths today

Manitoba health officials reported 329 additional active COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Tuesday.

As has been the case for weeks, the majority of the new cases — 235 — come from the Winnipeg area, where the five-day test positivity rate rose to 14.2 per cent as of Tuesday morning.

Thirty-four more cases were found in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 28 were reported in the Southern Health region, 24 were found in the Interlake-Eastern Health region and eight cases were reported in the Northern Health region.

One previously announced case was removed from Manitoba’s case count, leaving the province’s total number of cases reported since March 2020 at 42,779. Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 997.

The five-day test positivity rate currently sits at 12 per cent provincially and health data shows 3,837 cases remain active across Manitoba.

Hospitalization rates dipped slightly Tuesday.

Provincial data shows there are 214 people in hospital as a result of COVID-19, down from 215 Monday, and 59 patients in critical care connected to the virus, down one from the day before.

A spokesperson from Shared Health told Global News there were a total of 111 patients in ICUs across the province, including those connected to COVID-19.

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