Manitoba Government Backpedals On its Announcement of Extra COVID Restrictions

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the Manitoba government released a bulletin stating there would be additional public health measures announced by Dr. Brent Roussin today.

They are now saying that release was an error on their part and Dr. Roussin will be delivering a regular daily update today at 12:30 p.m. CST.

Monday’s news conference comes after another spike in cases occurred over the weekend including 273 on Saturday and 281 on Sunday for a total of 554 new cases. This brings the total number of active cases in the province to 2,540 and the five-day test positivity rate is now at 7.7. Health officials also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19 on the weekend, bringing Manitoba’s death toll to 976. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 38,995 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

Manitoba’s current public health orders are in force until May 25, 2021. You can access a list of the current health measures here.

You can tune in to the regular briefing with this link: https://bit.ly/3ed5VPC