Teenage boy among latest Manitoba COVID-19 deaths

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Manitoba, the province announced Wednesday, and one of them was a teenage boy from the Winnipeg area.

The second death was a Winnipeg man in his 50s. The province didn’t release any further information about the teen who died.

Public health officials announced 250 new cases Wednesday — 136 of which were in the provincial capital — but test positivity rates are down provincewide, including 0.5 per cent in Manitoba overall and 0.3 per cent in the city.

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Hospitalizations also saw a decrease, dropping to 323, or 14 fewer Manitobans in care. That total number also includes the 30 Manitobans who are receiving out-of-province care in neighbouring Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as in Alberta.

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According to the province, Manitoba is nearing the 800,000-mark when it comes to lab tests for COVID-19 — the 2,713 tests completed Tuesday bring the total number since February 2020 to 792,471.

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