Although 153 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba during the weekend, none were found in Prairie Mountain Health.
New cases included 84 in the Northern health region, followed by 55 in Winnipeg, and seven in both Interlake-Eastern and Southern Health-Santé Sud.
Five new deaths were reported over the weekend, including four in the Winnipeg health region and one in Southern Health-Santé Sud.
A total of 208 hospitalizations was reported Sunday, including 31 in intensive care.
In Prairie Mountain Health, seven people are in hospital and one is in intensive care.
There are 1,180 active cases in Manitoba, of which 25 are in Prairie Mountain Health. Of these active cases, 10 are in the Brandon district, seven are in Asessippi and three are in Turtle Mountain, with the balance spread through other districts.
There are no new public exposures in Prairie Mountain Health, although outbreaks at the McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre and Valleyview Care Centre Long Term Care Home in Brandon remain ongoing.
In Sunday’s media release, chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin again reminded Manitobans to:
• self-isolate immediate at the onset of possible symptoms;
• get tested as soon as possible once symptoms appear;
• travel only if essential and socially stance, wear a mask in indoor public spaces and avoid crowded spaces;
• only socialize with your two designated people.
The five-day test positivity rate is 5.3 per cent provincially and 4.1 per cent in Winnipeg.
» The Brandon Sun