158 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths in Manitoba on Wednesday | CBC News

158 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths in Manitoba on Wednesday | CBC News
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There are 158 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba and five more people have died from the illness, the province says in a news release.

The five-day test positivity rate dropped to 9.6 in Manitoba and 7.4 in Winnipeg, the release says.

While Manitoba’s recent COVID-19 numbers have been promising, people still need to keep following public health advice, said Dr. Jazz Atwal, Manitoba’s acting deputy chief public health officer.

“The actions taken by Manitobans [are] making a difference. However, it is too early to start a victory lap,” Atwal said at a Thursday news conference.

A surge in cases linked to holiday gatherings means Manitobans need to buckle down and adhere to public health orders, he said.

Atwal cautioned that if people let their guard down now amid lower case numbers,…



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