Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Manitoba today.

This brings Manitoba’s total number of cases to 1,558 — with 331 active cases and 1,211 people listed as recovered.

There have been a total of 16 deaths due to COVID-19 in the province.

Three of Saturday’s cases are from the Prairie Mountain Health region, 2 are in the Southern Health region, and 13 are in Winnipeg.

None of the newly announced cases are in Dauphin.

There are 10 Manitobans in hospital due to the virus, with three in intensive care

Health officials say there has been a concerning increase in the number of cases in Winnipeg, and are stressing the fundamentals can reduce the transmission of COVID-19 — pointing to the recent success in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

People must stay home if sick, wash/sanitize their hands, cover their cough and physically distance when they are with people outside their household. If you cannot physically distance, wear a mask. Be sure to avoid closed-in or crowded spaces, and close contact with those outside your household. 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit here.