Manitoba reports 1 more case of coronavirus variant first detected in U.K. | CBC News

Manitoba reports 1 more case of coronavirus variant first detected in U.K. | CBC News
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Another case of a more contagious coronavirus variant has been identified in Manitoba.

The new case brings the total number of confirmed cases of the B117 variant in the province to five, the daily COVID-19 bulletin says, but no further information about the case was released.

In total there are 76 new COVID-19 cases and no more deaths to report on Tuesday, the news release says.

Of the new cases, more than half — 46 — are in the Winnipeg health region. There are 21 cases in the Northern Health Region, seven in the Interlake-Eastern health region, one in the Prairie Mountain Health region and none in the Southern Health region.

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate — a rolling average of the number of tests that come back positive — is down slightly to…



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