Provincial health officials announced 173 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths in Manitoba Friday.
There are 3,261 active cases in Manitoba, with 268 people in hospital, 33 of them in intensive care.
The five-day test positivity rate is 9.3 in Manitoba, and 6.2 in Winnipeg.
The new deaths include:
• a woman in her 80s from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, linked to the outbreak at Heritage Life Personal Care Home
• a man in his 80s from the Winnipeg health region and liked to the outbreak at Southeast Personal Care Home
Of the new cases announced Friday, 56 are in the Winnipeg health region, 9 in Southern Health; 33 in Interlake–Eastern; 11 in Prairie Mountain; and 64 in Northern Health.