35 new COVID-19 cases announced in Manitoba Sunday
WINNIPEG -- Provincial health officials have identified 35 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.
Dr. Brent Roussin, the province's chief public health officer, made the announcement on Sunday afternoon.
This brings the province's total number of lab-confirmed and probable positive cases to 542 since early March.
The current test positivity rate is 1.45 per cent.
The cases are from the following regions:
- 20 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- 10 new cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region;
- four new cases in the Winnipeg health region; and
- one new case in the Interlake-Eastern heath region.
Roussin said seven of the new cases are related to a business in Brandon and most of the cases are related to known clusters.
"The cases are currently self-isolating and contact tracing is underway," said Roussin. "At this time there continues to be no evidence of workplace transmission, however, the case investigations are continuing."
He also noted that some cases are from an unknown source in that area.
"While many of today’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in Southern Health Region and Western Manitoba, notably Brandon, or are close contacts of previously known cases, preliminary information suggests that there may be a small number of cases with unknown acquisition in these areas and this is what we term as community-based transmission," Roussin said.
Six people are in hospital right now due to the virus, three of them in intensive care.
The province has 182 active cases and 352 people have recovered from the virus.
The number of deaths in the province related to COVID-19 remains at eight.
On Saturday, 756 laboratory tests were performed, bringing the total to 100,830 since early February.