Manitoba adds 64 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, test-positivity rate inches upward

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP. The Associated Press

Sixty-four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba on Sunday, as the rolling five-day test positivity rate inched up again, according to the province’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The website shows 29 of the new cases are in Winnipeg, 11 are in Southern Health-Santé Sud, nine are in the north, eight are in Prairie Mountain Health, and seven are in the Interlake-Eastern health region.

There are 1,018 active cases of the virus, while the dashboard is showing an overall death toll of 1,150 — two more than Saturday.

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The test positivity rate also rose slightly to 6 per cent from 5.7 a day earlier.

There are 144 individuals in hospital across the province, 56 of those are active COVID-19 cases.

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42 of those in hospital are receiving intensive care; 17 are active virus cases.

The province is no longer releasing COVID-19 bulletins on weekends, so specific data is limited.

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