WINNIPEG – Manitoba health officials are reporting seven new deaths from COVID-19 and 203 new cases of the disease.
Announced in the province’s daily COVID-19 bulletin on Saturday, all but one of the deaths are from Winnipeg.
Three deaths are linked to senior care facilities in Winnipeg. Woman in her 90s linked to outbreak at Saul and Claribel Simkin center, woman in her 90s linked to outbreak at Deer Lodge Center and woman in her 100s linked to outbreak at Oakview Place Personal Care Home all died from the virus. .
A man in his 40s, a man in his 60s and a woman in his 40s, all from Winnipeg, also died.
Southern Health – Santé Sud has recorded one death, man in his 50s
The number of deaths in the province linked to COVID-19 now stands at 733.
In addition to the seven deaths, 203 cases of the virus were announced on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 85 are in Winnipeg, where the five-day test positive rate is 9.4%.
Of the remaining cases, seven are in Interlake East Health Region, 54 in Northern Health Region, 38 in Prairie Mountain Health Region and 19 in Southern Health – Santé Sud.
The total number of cases in Manitoba since the start of March is 26,166.
The province currently has 4,664 active cases and 20,769 people have recovered from the virus.
The current five-day test positivity rate in the province now stands at 9.9%.
There are 229 people contagious in hospital with COVID-19, as well as 84 people in hospital with the virus who are no longer contagious. Thirty-three active COVID-19 patients and four non-infectious patients are in intensive care.
On Friday, 2,181 tests were carried out, bringing the total to 437,412 since the beginning of February.