Manitoba announces six new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

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Public health officials announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest count in more than three months.Officials made the announcement on Twitter as there is no official post on weekends. No further details were given, although they are likely to come in Monday’s COVID-19 update.

It was the highest total in one day since April 11, when the province announced 13 new cases. Sunday’s announcement follows the announcement of a new case on Saturday and five cases on Friday.

On Sunday, a woman wearing a mask and a companion walks in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg Sun

The total number of laboratory-confirmed positive and probable cases in Manitoba now stands at 343. Online data will be updated on Monday.

The five-day test positive rate for the province on Friday was 0.43%, with more than 73,000 tests done since the start of February. The total number of active cases was 11. There is no one in the hospital due to COVID-19 and the total number of deaths remains at seven.

On Friday, it was reported that a Hutterite colony in the Interlake East Health Region was the site of five new cases of COVID-19. It was the second time in a week that positive cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in a Hutterite colony in Manitoba.

MASK PROTEST AT LEG

About two dozen protesters gathered in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly on Sunday afternoon for the march to unmask the demonstration in order to pressure the provincial to avoid calling for widespread use of the mask. Organized locally by the Facebook group of Manitoba Together, the protest began with speeches in the Legislative Assembly before walking to The Forks and returning, carrying signs saying “I will not live in fear”, “Unmasking the truth And “Hide the hysteria”.

Public health officials have not mandated the widespread use of masks in Manitoba, but it is not excluded.

Patrick Allard of Manitoba Together speaks during a March demonstration to unmask outside the Manitoba Legislative Building on Sunday.

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Winnipeg Sun

Earlier this month, the province’s chief public health officer said at a press conference that he could not rule them out in the fall. With flu season on the horizon, it will be difficult for healthcare professionals to tell the difference between respiratory viruses and COVID-19, making containment more difficult.

On Saturday, Quebec became the first province to impose masks inside public spaces in the region.

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