Manitoba reports new COVID-19 case, three found in Sask. including two in far north

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan - one in Manitoba, three in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan has hit 759 total cases as of June 25, reporting three new cases Thursday after reporting four new cases Wednesday. Over that two-day span, six recoveries were announced. 

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Two of the three cases reported Thursday were in unidentified communities in far north Saskatchewan. The remaining case was reported in Saskatoon.

The number of people in Saskatchewan hospitals with COVID-19 has also climbed, going from three people hospitalized June 22 to nine on Thursday. Seven of those people, including two in northern Saskatchewan, are receiving inpatient care, while two people, including one in the north, are in intensive care.

Saskatchewan has 99 current active cases of COVID-19 as of June 25, with 56 in northern communities. Since the beginning of the outbreak, far north Saskatchewan has reported exactly as many cases as the entire province of Manitoba - 316 in total.

Meanwhile in Manitoba, one new case was reported June 25 - a man in his 40s from the Southern Health-Sante Sud region. An investigation into the case is ongoing. That case comes a day after another case, this time in a man in his 30s from Winnipeg, was reported.

Fifteen active COVID-19 cases are ongoing in Manitoba.

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