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Province reporting 97 new cases and two more deaths due to COVID-19

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: February 22, 2021 13:03

One new case in Prairie Mountain Health

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The province is reporting two more deaths due to COVID-19, increasing the toll to 886. 

They include;

- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region; and
- a woman in her 90s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the outbreak at Charleswood Care Centre.

Health officials also announced 97 new cases, bringing Manitoba's total to 31,483. 

Of the new cases; one is in Prairie Mountain Health, two in Southern Health, four in the Interlake Health region, 36 in the Northern Health region, and 54 in the Winnipeg Health region. 

There are currently 26 active cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region. including 11 in Brandon, and 1,219 active cases across the province. There is also 78 covid patients battling the virus in hospital, and 14 in intensive care. The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 5.4 per cent provincially. 

Meanwhile, the province's chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, 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 asked 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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