Public health officials in Manitoba are reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the province up to 558 total cases.
Eleven of the new cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, with the other 5 coming out of the Southern Health region.
Chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin says there have been 64 cases associated with the Brandon cluster, with 22 cases connected to the Maple Leaf plant in Brandon.
Officials say many of today’s cases appear to be linked to known clusters in Brandon and the Southern Health region, although early investigations suggest the origin of a small number of cases is unknown at this time.
Manitoba currently has 196 active cases, with 6 people in hospital and three in intensive care.
The number of deaths due to COVID in the province remains at 8.
In today's press conference, Health Minister Cameron Friesen said specific geographic detail is on the way, to more accurately disclose the location of positive COVID-19 cases. Dr. Roussin also mentioned that region-specific restrictions could be a measure implemented in Manitoba, but he gave no timeline for when, or if, that might happen.
For more in-depth information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit the Manitoba Government COVID-19 dashboard.