Five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by Saskatchewan today (Fri), bringing the province’s total to 627.
Four of the new cases are in the Far North, and one case is in the South.
Currently five people are in hospital, including three in intensive care.
Manitoba reported two new cases of COVID-19 today (FRI), bringing the provincial total to 292.
One individual is in hospital, they are not in intensive.
267 people have recovered, and the number of deaths remains at seven, leaving 18 active cases of the virus.
Accelerating contact tracing and expanding COVID-19 testing are the main priorities of the federal government, as the pandemic continues.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says this is an effort to manage future outbreaks.
Trudeau says his government will also ensure data collected is shared among the provinces and territories to help track the spread of the virus.
Canada’s public health officers are priming the public for the nicer weather.
They’re encouraging Canadians to get outside, but not to get complacent about safety.
Deputy federal officer Dr. Howard Njoo (NOO’) says it’s not up to governments or the health care system — it’s up to the average citizen to protect themselves and others.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced federal help for provinces on testing and tracing for COVID-19, calling it essential to control the pandemic now and in the future.
Canada has reported more than 82-thousand cases of COVID-19, including just over 62-hundred deaths.