Record Day For COVID-19 In Manitoba

Record Day For COVID

WINNIPEG - COVID-19 in Manitoba is having it's worst day ever.

The province is reporting nearly 750 cases of the virus today, the most since the pandemic began almost two years ago.

At a morning news conference, Dr. Brent Roussin strongly recommended Manitobans scale back their holiday plans beyond current restrictions as the new Omicron variant takes hold here.

He hinted at even tougher measures next week and public health orders were just tightened again a few days ago.

Because testing is being overwhelmed, Roussin is asking younger people to skip getting tested and isolate at home unless their symptoms get bad.

Dr. Joss Reimer of the Vaccine Task Force says anyone over 50 can now get a booster five months after their second shot instead of six months.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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