Manitoba’s top doctor to give COVID-19 update at 12:30 p.m.

Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin will give an update on COVID-19 in Manitoba on Monday.

CBC Manitoba will live stream the 12:30 p.m. news conference here and on Facebook, Twitter and CBC Gem.

On Sunday, the province announced Winnipeg’s test positivity rate dropped below three per cent for the first time in several months, sitting at 2.7 per cent.

The province’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate remained at 3.7 per cent, where it was on Saturday as well.

There were 50 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths announced on Sunday, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 895 since the pandemic began nearly one year ago.

The first three cases of COVID-19 in the province were reported on March 12, 2020. The first death was announced March 27.