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

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WINNIPEG – Provincial health officials have identified 35 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. Dr Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, made the announcement Sunday afternoon.

That brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed and probable positive cases in the province to 542 since the start of March.

The current test positivity rate is 1.45%.

The cases come from the following regions:

  • 20 new cases in Prairie Mountain Health Region;

  • 10 new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region;

  • four new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and

  • a new case in the Interlake-East Heath region.

Roussin said seven of the new cases are linked to a business in Brandon and most of the cases are linked to known clusters. He also noted that some were from an unknown source in that region.

Six people are currently hospitalized with the virus, including three in intensive care.

The province has 182 active cases and 351 people have recovered from the virus.

The number of deaths in the province linked to COVID-19 remains at eight.

On Saturday, 756 lab tests were performed, bringing the total to 100,830 since early February.

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