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Province reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: February 23, 2021 13:10

One new case in Prairie Mountain Health

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The province is reporting zero deaths due to COVID-19 and 76 new cases.

Of the new cases; one is in Prairie Mountain Health, seven in the Interlake Health region, 21 in the Northern Health region, 47 in the Winnipeg Health region, and zero in Southern Health. 

In the Prairie Mountain Health region 25 cases remain active, including 11 in Brandon, and 1,212 across Manitoba. There are also 85 people in hospital with active COVID-19, and 12 in intensive care. 
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is five per cent provincially, and the total number of confirmed B.1.1.7 variant of concern cases has increased to five. 

Meanwhile - the chief provincial public health officer continues to remind Manitobans to self-isolate immediately at the onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. This means staying home from work, school or other daily activities, and not visiting with others. Testing should be done as soon as possible once symptoms appear. 

Manitobans are also encouraged to travel only if essential and be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, only socialize with your two designated people as per the current public health orders. 

Public health officials are also advising that if anyone is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. 

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