32 more novel coronavirus cases in Manitoba as test positivity rate drops to 2.3 per cent

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Manitoba’s test positivity rate has dropped to 2.3 per cent, said the province Friday.

There were 32 new novel coronavirus cases in Manitoba, with a total active case list of 418.

Five people are in hospital, with one person in ICU.

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The new numbers come one day after Manitoba health officials reported one new death from COVID-19, a woman in her 90s from the Southern Health region.

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Manitoba’s chief public health officer of health, Dr. Brent Roussin, also threatened to start issuing fines to people who don’t follow orders to self-isolate.

READ MORE: Manitoba care homes looking at prevention after outbreak, death in Steinbach

It was the second death this week associated with the Bethesda Place care home, which declared an outbreak after a resident tested positive for the virus Aug. 17.

Since then several cases have been linked to the Steinbach care home, including the death of another a woman in her 90s reported Tuesday.

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