Manitoba reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday

WINNIPEG — Twelve more deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba Thursday afternoon.

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief provincial public health officer, made the announcement at the daily media briefing.

The death toll now sits at 353 and officials noted that one previously announced death was removed due to a data error, with Roussin saying it was a woman in her 60s from the Winnipeg area. He said she is currently recovering.

Manitoba also has 368 new cases bringing the total to 17,750. One previous case was also removed due to a data error.

The test positivity rate sits at 13.1 per cent in Manitoba and 14.9 per cent in Winnipeg.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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