Manitoba reports 201 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Friday


Manitoba reported its highest daily COVID-19 case count in nearly six months, along with four more deaths linked to the virus.

According to the provincial COVID-19 dashboard, 201 new COVID-19 cases were identified as of Friday. The last time the province reported more than 200 cases in a single day was on June 12, when 294 cases were identified.

Of the new cases on Friday, the province said 116 people were not vaccinated, while six people were partially vaccinated and 79 people were fully vaccinated.

These cases bring Manitoba’s total to 66,378 – which includes 1,449 active cases and 63,644 recoveries.

The province added four more deaths, bringing the total to 1,285.

The provincial five-day test positivity rate is sitting at 5.2 per cent.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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