Two new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba announced on Monday
WINNIPEG -- Manitoba health officials have announced two new cases of the COVID-19 virus in the province.
On Monday, the province announced in a news release that two new cases of the virus were identified in Manitoba as of Monday morning. This is in addition to the four cases that were announced on Saturday.
No cases of the virus were announced on Sunday. There are currently 17 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
The cases announced on Saturday were two men in their 30s and a man in his 40s in the Winnipeg health region, and one man in his 30s from the Southern health region.
The cases announced on Monday are a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s, both from the Winnipeg health region.
Manitoba health officials say of the six new cases of COVID-19 announced in the past three days, three have been connected to the trucking industry.
"Information will be updated as investigations are ongoing," the province stated.
Since March, there has been a total of 324 lab-confirmed and probable positive cases of COVID-19.
There is currently no one in hospital and the number of COVID-related deaths remains at seven.
So far, 300 people have recovered from the virus in Manitoba.
There were 789 laboratory tests performed on Friday, 1,021 tests performed on Saturday, and 471 tests performed on Sunday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 63,056.
With Canada Day coming up on Wednesday, the province reminds Manitobans to continue practicing physical distancing and other public health measures for any gatherings at home, the cottage or camping. If Manitobans feel sick, they should stay home, health officials say.
The province is not holding any COVID-19 news conferences this week due to staff schedules, but will still send out a daily bulletin.
-With files from CTV's Kayla Rosen and Jon Hendricks