For the first time since December, Manitoba has recorded more than 500 new daily cases of COVID-19.
A total of 502 cases were reported on Friday, with four cases removed due to a data correction leading to a net increase of 498 cases.
At 389, the vast majority of cases were detected in the Winnipeg health region. Winnipeg also recorded the day's only additional death — a man in his 50s from Southern Health-Santé Sud.
In Prairie Mountain Health, 32 new cases were recorded.
Chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin is set to announce additional public health orders and restrictions aimed at curbing the growth of the pandemic's third wave at 6 p.m.
Also on Friday, the province announced the general eligibility age to book vaccination appointments at pop-up sites and super sites has been reduced to 40 for the general population.
Read more in Saturday's edition of the Sun.
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