37 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in Manitoba on Thursday

Manitoba reports 37 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths on Thursday.

The deaths are a man in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 (alpha) variant of concern, and a woman in her 60s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern.

The current five-day test positivity rate is 2.1 per cent provincially (down from 2.3 on Wednesday) and 1.8 per cent in Winnipeg (down from 1.9 on Tuesday, the last day it was reported).

A total of  91 Manitobans remain hospitalized with COVID-19, including 17 in intensive care.

More to come