Winnipeg teen among 2 COVID-19 deaths as Manitoba reports 250 new cases

A Winnipeg teenager has died after getting COVID-19, the province says in a news release.

A man in his 50s, also from the Winnipeg health region, also died after getting the illness. The man’s death was linked to the more contagious B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant first seen in the U.K., the release said.

The province also announced 250 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 136 in the Winnipeg health region.

The rest are split between the Southern Health region (which reported 48), the Interlake-Eastern health region (32), the Northern Health Region (18) and the Prairie Mountain Health region (16), the release said.

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