Manitoba announces 400 new COVID-19 cases but no new restrictions

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba is reporting 400 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,622 active cases.

Public health officials have also reported two new deaths linked to the virus.

One new case of the highly contagious Omicron variant is being reported for a total of 18.

Dr. Jazz Atwal, deputy chief provincial public health officer, says the Delta variant still remains dominant, but he expects Omicron will account for one-quarter to one-third of new cases.

There are 137 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19, including 24 patients receiving intensive care.

Atwal says public health workers are monitoring case counts and hospitalizations and no further restrictions are being brought in at this time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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