50 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in Manitoba on Sunday

There are 50 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba on Sunday and two more people have died after getting the illness, the province says in a news release.

Manitoba’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is still 3.7 per cent, the release says, while Winnipeg’s dropped to 2.7 per cent from 3.2 on Saturday.

Most of the new cases are split evenly between the Northern Health Region and the Winnipeg health region, the release says, each with 21 new infections. There are also five new cases in the Southern Health region, two in the Interlake-Eastern health region and one in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

The deaths announced Sunday are both in the Winnipeg health region: a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s.

There are now 192 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Manitoba, up by three since Saturday. Twenty-six people are in intensive care, down by one.

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