21 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Saturday
WINNIPEG -- Provincial health officials have announced 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.
This brings the province's total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 1,294 since early March.
The current test positivity rate now sits at 1.4 per cent.
The new cases announced on Saturday include:
- three cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
- four cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- four cases in the Southern Health-Sante Sud health region
- 10 cases in the Winnipeg health region
The province has 426 active cases, and 852 people have recovered from the virus.
According to the COVID-19 bulletin, preliminary investigations show that eight of the cases announced Saturday are close contacts of previously-announced cases.
Thirteen people are in hospital with COVID-19, two of which are in intensive care.
The number of deaths in the province related to COVID-19 remains at 16.
On Friday, 1,494 tests were performed, bringing the total to 144,212 since early February.
The province also confirmed a worker at a Winnipeg care home tested positive for the virus .