Manitoba posts 3rd-highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, with 135 on Wednesday

Manitoba announced its third-highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases, with 135 on Wednesday.

Most of those cases — 102 — are in the Winnipeg health region, the province says in a news release.

The province also announced its 43rd death linked to the illness. The man in his 80s who died was linked to the outbreak at Winnipeg’s Parkview Place personal care home, the news release says.

Seventeen of the new cases are in the Interlake-Eastern health region, 12 are in the Southern Health region and four are in the Northern Health region, the release says.

Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate — a rolling average of the COVID-19 tests that come back positive — is now 4.8 per cent.

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