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COVID-19 Update for April 24, 2021

By: Dan Everett
Posted: April 24, 2021 13:42

Public health officials advise that three new deaths in people with COVID-19 have been reported today:

  • a male in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region;
  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region; and
  • a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain health region and linked to the outbreak at the Russell Health Centre.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.8 per cent provincially and 7.2 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 276 new cases of the virus have been identified. However, six cases have been removed due to data correction. This brings the net-new number of cases today to 270 and the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 37,339. 

Today’s COVID-19 data shows:

  • 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; 
  • 21 cases in the Northern health region;  
  • 34 cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;  
  • 27 cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and  
  • 183 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

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