Public health officials identified four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Three of the new cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, and one case is from the Winnipeg Health region.

Manitoba now has a total of 562 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19.

Many of the cases are linked to known clusters, however, the acquisition of a small number of cases remains unknown at this time.

194 cases are considered active, and 360 individuals are listed as recovered. There are 5 hospitalizations, with three people in intensive care.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at eight.

With an uptick in cases in the Prairie Mountian Health region, the number of people seeking testing has also increased. The testing site in Dauphin saw a significant increase in traffic, conducting 63 tests on Monday compared to only 16 the Monday prior.

In response to higher demand for testing, Prairie Mountain Health is setting up a temporary COVID testing site in Brandon, beginning on Wednesday, August 12 at the Keystone Centre grounds. The hours of operation will be:

• Monday to Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 
• Friday and Saturday 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; and 
• Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit the Manitoba Government website.