2 Deaths, 281 Cases


WINNIPEG - The province is reporting two new deaths today from COVID-19.

There are 281 new cases of the virus today, including 178 in Winnipeg.

Cases of variants of concern total 2,344 in Manitoba, with 978 of them active. Seven people have been killed by the variants.

2,540 cases are active, 35,756 people have recovered, for a total of 39,274 cases so far.

167 people are in hospital, including 40 in intensive care.

The five day test positivity rate in the province is 7.7 per cent. Winnipeg's rate is 8.4. 3,188 tests were done in the last 24 hours for a total of 667,827 since the pandemic began.

The death toll now sits at 978.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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