COVID-19: Manitoba adds 63 new cases Sunday; death toll rises by one

A sign for a COVID-19 assessment centre. Global News File

Manitoba added 63 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, while the overall death toll increased by one, according to the province’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The online tool shows 1,161 deaths, which is up one from Saturday.

Of the new cases, 36 were in Winnipeg, 15 were in the Interlake-Eastern region, nine were in Southern Health-Santé Sud, two were in Prairie Mountain Health, and one was in the north.

There are now 1,073 active cases of the virus.

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The rolling five-day test positivity rate inched up slightly to 5.3 per cent, compared to five per cent a day earlier.

135 individuals are in hospitals across Manitoba — five fewer than Saturday — and 51 of those are listed as active COVID-19 cases.

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34 people are receiving intensive care; 14 of which are active cases.

1,392 laboratory tests for the virus were completed Saturday, bringing the total since early February 2020 to 845,518.

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