2 Deaths, 64 Cases, More Variants


WINNIPEG - The province is reporting two deaths today from COVID-19, one of them in Winnipeg.

There are 64 new cases of the virus, including 36 in Winnipeg and 16 in the north.

The South African variant has now been detected in Manitoba. There are two cases of it. And there are also six cases of the UK variant.

1,151 cases are active, 29,901 people have recovered, for a total of 31,950 cases so far.

187 Manitobans are in hospital right now, 25 of them in the ICU.

The five day test positivity rate in the province is four per cent. Winnipeg's rate is 3.2. 1,307 tests were done in the last 24 hours for a total of 527,932 since the pandemic began.

The death toll now sits at 898.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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