Two deaths, 44 new COVID-19 cases announced in Manitoba Sunday

By | October 18, 2020

WINNIPEG — Two more Manitobans have died of COVID-19, according to public health officials.

Public health officials advise a man in his 70s and a woman in her 70s, both from the Winnipeg health region, passed away. The province said the cases were previously announced.

The death toll now sits at 40.

Along with the two new deaths, public health officials announced 44 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Sunday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba since early March now sits at 3,302.

The new cases announced Sunday are in the following regions:

  • nine cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region
  • two cases in the Northern health region
  • two case in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • six cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
  • 25 cases in the Winnipeg health region

The Winnipeg region has the highest number of active cases out of any region the province with 1,436. The city will see new restrictions including the closing of casinos and a group size limit of five people start Monday.

READ MORE: Casino closures and group size limits among new restrictions coming to Winnipeg next week

There are now 1,675 total active cases of the virus in the province and 1,587 people have recovered.

The five-day test positivity rate dropped slightly to 4.7 per cent.

Twenty-nine people are currently in hospital due to the virus, six of which are in intensive care.

On Saturday, 2,479 COVID-19 tests were performed, bringing the total to 224,885 since early February.

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