Of the 65 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Manitoba on Saturday, all but 9 are in the Winnipeg health region.

Prairie Mountain Health, Interlake-Eastern, and the Southern Health regions each have three new cases of the virus.

Dauphin’s case number is unchanged, where all 7 cases are listed as recovered.

There are 545 active cases in Manitoba, and 1,265 people have recovered from COVID-19. There are 12 people in hospital and six people in intensive care.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 19.

The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region will move to Orange on the Pandemic Response System, effective Monday. Targeted restrictions, mirroring those previously applied in Prairie Mountain Health, will make masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. All private and public gatherings will be restricted to 10 people both indoors and outdoors. 

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages Manitobans to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19: 

• People must stay home if sick. 
• Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household. 
• If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk. 
• Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 

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