Manitoba announces five new deaths and over 240 cases of COVID-19 Monday

WINNIPEG — Health officials announced on Monday that there have been five new deaths linked to COVID-19 in Manitoba.

The announcement was made by Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief provincial public health officer, and Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer for Shared Health.

All of the new deaths are from the Winnipeg Health Region and include a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 60s linked to the St. Boniface Hospital outbreak, a woman in her 70s who is linked to the Parkview Place outbreak, a woman in her 80s connected to the outbreak at Simkin Centre, and a woman in her 90s linked to the Maples personal care home outbreak.

Officials also announced 241 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 6,275 since early March.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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