Coronavirus Canada Updates: Manitoba reports 374 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Coronavirus: Quebec reports 1,537 new positive COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus: Quebec reports 1,537 new positive COVID-19 cases The restrictions were first put in place for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa on Friday, but have now been extended after the province recorded 407 new cases on Saturday — the most in a 24-hour stretch since June 2. It also comes a day after Ontario recorded 402 cases. Previously, gathering limits were set at 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. “Folks, the alarm bells are ringing,” said Ford on Saturday. “Too much of it is being tied to people who aren’t following the rules, people who think it's OK to hold parties, carrying on as if things are back to normal. They aren't. ... We can't have these wild parties right now. It's just way, way too risky.” For those who organize a gathering that exceeds the new limit, they can face a minimum fine of $10,000 under the current emergency orders. If you're caught going to one of these parties, “you can get slapped with a $750 fine,” said Ford. These new restrictions do not apply to events held in facilities such as movie theatres, restaurants, banquet halls, places of worship, gyms, or convention centers.

The Manitoba government reported 374 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, along with two more deaths caused by the virus.

Both newly announced deaths are connected to COVID-19 outbreaks at health-care facilities in the Winnipeg region. One death was of a woman in her 80s linked to the outbreak at Maples personal care home and the other was a woman in her 90s linked to the outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital. There have now been 87 COVID-19 related deaths in the province to date.

The current five-day test positivity is 8.5 per cent and with the addition of 374 new cases as of 9:30 a.m Wednesday, Manitoba’s total number of lab-confirmed cases sits at 6,751.

There are 276 new cases in the Winnipeg region, five in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 12 in the Interlake-Eastern region, 14 in the Northern region and 67 in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region.

The daily COVID-19 bulletin indicates 3,773 active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, 54 of which are located in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

There are 140 people in hospital across the province and 21 people in intensive care.

Laboratory testing numbers show 3,163 COVID-19 tests were performed Tuesday, for a total of 268,504 tests performed since early February.

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