18 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Manitoba on Sunday

By | August 2, 2020

Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba on Sunday, marking the highest single-day jump in cases since early April.

The update brings the total number of cases identified in the province to 435, the province announced on Twitter.

There were no other details released about the new cases. Information on active cases, hospitalizations, recoveries and testing from the long weekend will be updated again on Tuesday, the province said.

On Saturday, two new cases of the illness caused by the new coronavirus were announced in Manitoba.

As of Friday, the province had a total of 70 active cases. Six people with the illness in Manitoba were in hospital, including five who were in intensive care.

The province’s rolling five-day test positivity rate — an average of the COVID-19 tests that come back positive — was 0.4 per cent for the second consecutive day.

Health officials also announced several possible public exposures of the illness on Friday: one place in Minnedosa and another in Brandon.

A total of 337 people had recovered from COVID-19 in Manitoba as of Friday, and 88,621 tests had been completed.

On Tuesday, Manitoba announced its eighth COVID-19-related death. The man, who died on July 22, was in his 70s and lived in the Southern Health region.

The province’s next COVID-19 news conference will be on Aug. 4.

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