Manitoba reports 21st COVID-19 death, possible outbreaks in Winnipeg, southern communities

Another Manitoban has died due to COVID-19. No new cases of the disease have been reported in the north Friday.

The person who died, the 21st Manitoban to die from the disease, was a man in his 70s. The man's case was connected to an outbreak at the Parkview Place senior's facility - the province has not confirmed whether or not the man was a resident.

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Manitoba reported 43 new cases, with 29 of those cases in Winnipeg. The province has 652 people who currently have COVID-19, with 18 people in the hospital and seven in the ICU. Manitoba has reported 2,072 cases of the disease since the pandemic started.

A number of possible outbreaks were reported in Winnipeg, Carberry and Dauphin - at Hugh John Macdonald School, Lindenwood Childcare Centre and Les enfants precieux child care centre in Winnipeg and at Bar Red Sea and Polo Park mall in Winnipeg and Boston Pizza in Dauphin.

An outbreak has been declared in the Carberry personal care home - the facility is now listed as "red" in the provincial pandemic management system, the highest level of restriction under the system.

In Saskatchewan, 13 new cases of COVID-19 were listed - six in Saskatoon, four in the central east region and one each in the north central, north east and south central regions. The province is now up to 147 active cases of the disease.

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