Manitoba reported 216 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday with more than half coming from the province’s north.
A total of 118 new cases of the virus were reported in the Northern health region, along with 50 new cases in Winnipeg, 22 in Interlake-Eastern, 14 in Southern Health - Santé Sud and 12 cases in Prairie Mountain Health.
The province also announced three new deaths, all in Winnipeg.
The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.8 per cent.
There are currently 135 people in hospital with the virus, along with 137 people in hospital who are no longer considered infectious. 26 people are in intensive care with COVID-19.
"The chief provincial public health officer reminds Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild," a press release from the province reads.
"This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear."
»The Brandon Sun