Manitoba COVID-19 cases over 200 mark, two more deaths on Tuesday

Manitoba’s daily COVID-19 cases were back over the 200 mark on Tuesday, with two more deaths reported.

In an online bulletin, the province said the most recent deaths include a man in his 60s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, which has been linked to the B.1.1.7. variant of concern, and a man in his 80s from Winnipeg.

This brings the total number of people who have died with COVID-19 to 1,079.

Along with the deaths, the province reported 237 new COVID-19 cases and a five-day test positivity rate of 12 per cent.

These cases bring Manitoba’s total to 53,153, which includes 3,836 active cases and 48,238 recoveries. Three cases were removed from the total due to a data correction.

This is a developing story. More to come. 


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