Public health officials have announced 80 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the provincial total to 3,382.
Today’s data shows:
- four cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
- five cases in the Northern health region;
- six cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
- 14 cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
- 51 cases in the Winnipeg health region.
There are still two active cases in Dauphin, 1 in Little Saskatchewan, 1 in Whitemud, and 3 cases in the Asessippi health district, 2 of those being new today.
Along with the new cases, two more deaths due to the virus have been announced, bringing the total to 42.
The new deaths are a female in her 80s and a male in his 70s both from Winnipeg and linked to the Heritage Lodge outbreak.
Right now, there are 1,743 active cases, 28 people in hospital and six in intensive care. 1,597 recoveries have been recorded.
There aren’t any new exposures to the virus in PMH.
On the topic of Halloween celebrations, Dr. Brent Roussin said Monday "Halloween is going to be different this year no matter what," and that Manitobans can go online to see the latest public health recommendations.
"I really encourage people to start thinking about what their Halloween is going to look like, how they can do that with reducing their contacts from outside their household — and to really make this a safe Halloween in all ways, including practicing the fundamentals," said Roussin.
With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province is introducing additional restrictions under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Click here to learn more about the new restrictions that are now in effect.