Deadly trend continues in Manitoba, as 14 more COVID-19 deaths are announced

WINNIPEG — A deadly trend of COVID-19 continued in Manitoba on Friday, as health officials announced a near record-breaking number of deaths.

On Friday, the province announced in a news release that 14 more people have died of COVID-19.

These most recent deaths bring the total number of people who have died in Manitoba due to COVID-19 to 280.

Along with these deaths, the province reported 344 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba since March to 15,632.

The majority of the cases announced were in the Winnipeg region, which had 178 cases, and a test positivity rate of 14.2 per cent.

The other cases announced on Friday include:

  • 15 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • 73 cases in the Northern health region;
  • 13 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
  • 65 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region.

This is a developing story. More to come. 

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