Manitoba announces 9 new COVID-19 deaths, case count stays above 200

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials announced nine deaths linked to COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the province‚Äôs death toll to 726 since the pandemic began in March.

The news was announced Friday by Dr. Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, and Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer for Shared Health.

Manitoba also added 222 new cases, meaning there have been 25,963 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The five-day test positivity rate is slightly up compared to Thursday at 10.1 per cent in Manitoba, while Winnipeg is at 10.3 per cent.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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