A woman in her 20s from Winnipeg, a man in her 60s from Winnipeg and a man in her 60s from the Prairie Mountain Health region bring the total number of deaths in the province to 990.
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The two male victims are also linked to the worrying variant B.1.1.7 (VOC).
The new cases include:
- 17 in Interlake East Health Region
- new in the northern health region
- 30 in Prairie Mountain Health Region
- 43 in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
- 389 in the Winnipeg Health Region.
Public health officials also announced on Saturday that vaccine eligibility has expanded in supersites and pop-up clinics to include anyone 35 years of age or older.
First Nations people 18 years of age or older are also eligible.
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As of Saturday morning, 200 Manitobans were still in hospital, including 139 with active COVID-19 infections and 61 people who are no longer contagious but still need care.
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There are 54 patients in intensive care units (ICU) including 44 with active COVID-19 infections and 10 people who are no longer infectious but still require care.
The province continues to record high numbers of tests with 4,462 completed on Friday. This brings the five-day test positivity rate to 10.5% provincially and 12.6% in Winnipeg.
There are currently 3,237 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
As previously announced, the Manitoba government has increased the amount people will pay if they are fined for violating a public health order.
Manitoba Doubles Fines for COVID-19 Violators
Fines for people who received two or more tickets for not wearing a mask have increased from $ 298 to $ 486.
Anyone who has received at least two tickets for other penalties under the orders will also pay $ 2,542 – an increase from $ 1,296.
The penalty for not paying for your ticket on time has also increased from $ 50 to $ 100.
Fines for companies remain unchanged.
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