59 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths reported in Manitoba Wednesday

WINNIPEG — Manitoba reported 59 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, continuing a streak of relatively low numbers in the province. 

“Our numbers continue to trend in a good direction,” said acting deputy chief public health officer Dr. Jazz Atwal at a news conference. 

The province reported six deaths.

They include a man in his 70s from the Northern Health Region, a woman in her 70s from the Southern Health region, as well as three women and one man, all in their 80s, from Winnipeg.

On Monday, the province reported 53 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number since October.

The sliding COVID-19 numbers come as the province prepares to further loosen restrictions on Friday. 

On Tuesday, the province announced it detected the B-117 variant, which was identified in the United Kingdom, for the first time in Manitoba. 

This is a developing story. More to come. 

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