There are 438 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths in Manitoba, the province announced Friday.
There are 7,861 active cases, with 281 people in hospital, 43 of them in intensive care.
The five-day test positivity rate is 13.7 per cent in both Manitoba and Winnipeg.
The new deaths include a man in his 20s from Winnipeg -- the youngest person to succumb to the virus in Manitoba during the pandemic. Other cases include:
- a Northern woman in her 50s;
- a woman in her 60s linked to the Keekinan Centre outbreak in Winnipeg;
- a woman in her 60s from the Interlake-Eastern region;
- a man in his 60s from the Southern region;
- a Winnipeg woman in her 80s;
- two men -- one in his 80s and one over 100 -- both linked to the St. Norbert Personal Care Home outbreak in Winnipeg;
- a man in his 80s linked to the Gilbert Plains Personal Care Home outbreak in the Prairie Mountain region;
Of the new cases announced Friday, 247 are in the Winnipeg health region, 114 in Southern Health; 22 in Interlake–Eastern; 27 in Prairie Mountain; and 28 in Northern Health.
This is a corrected brief: An earlier version said eight deaths were announced. A provincial press release numbered the new deaths at eight, but listed nine people.