COVID-19 Update for May 22, 2020

**Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Saskatchewan, with both cases in the Far North, bringing the provincial total to 622.
Five people have been hospitalized, including three in intensive care.
15 more people have recovered, bringing that total to 509, and leaving 106 active cases of the virus.
 **The Saskatchewan government has announced the details for Phase Three of the re-open plan with a target date of June 8th.
Restaurants will open to 50% capacity, gyms will re-open as well as personal services that did not open in phase two.
Public gatherings will increase to a maximum of 15 people at indoor events and 30 people at outdoor gatherings.
**Manitoba reported no new cases of COVID-19, meaning the provincial total remains at 290.
One individual is in hospital, but no one is in intensive care, meanwhile 265 people have recovered and the number of deaths remains at seven, leaving 18 active cases of the virus.

**Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister unveiled the details on the preliminary draft for Phase Two of the plan to reopen the province, in the wake of COVID-19.

Pallister says Phase Two, which would examine the potential restoration of services such as schools, religious services, restaurants, personal services and recreational facilities, will be done in consultation with provincial health officials, to ensure the safety of Manitoba residents.
** Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $75-million in funding for organizations that help Indigenous People living in urban areas and off reserve get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trudeau says this is in addition to $15-million announced back in March as part of the Indigenous Communities Support Fund, allocated for groups offering services such as counselling, health care, food and supportive housing for Indigenous people living off reserve.
**As of Friday morning, there are 81,324 COVID-19 cases in Canada with 6,152 deaths. 1,379,731 people have been tested for the virus with about 5 percent positive.

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