WINNIPEG — Health officials have announced two new deaths connected to COVID-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to 16.
The announcement was made on Thursday by Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer.
Roussin said the deaths both come from the Southern Health Region and are connected to the Bethesda care home.
Manitoba also has 20 new cases, bringing the total to 1,264 since early February.
Of the new cases, six are in the Prairie Mountain Health Region, one in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region, and 13 cases in the Winnipeg Health Region.
Roussin said half of the COVID-19 cases in Winnipeg are connected to a known case.
There are currently 457 active cases and 791 people have recovered from COVID-19.
Roussin said 12 people are in hospital, one of which is in intensive care.
On Wednesday, 1,339 tests were performed, bringing the total to 140,982 since early February.
This is a developing story. More details to come.
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