85 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, Winnipeg continues to spike

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COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the province as public health officials announce 85 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Saturday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba since early March now sits at 3,258.

The new cases announced Saturday are in the following regions:

  • four cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
  • four cases in the Northern health region
  • four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • five cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
  • 68 cases in the Winnipeg health region

As the majority of new cases remain in the Winnipeg region the province is implementing further restrictions that start Monday.

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There are now 1,648 active cases in the province and 1,572 people have recovered.

The five-day test positivity rate remains at 4.9 per cent.

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

The death toll remains at 38.

On Friday, 2,683 COVID-19 tests were performed, bringing the total to 222,371 since early February.