Manitoba extends streak to 6 days with no new COVID-19 cases

There were no new cases of the illness caused by the new coronavirus in Manitoba on Sunday.

Total cases 289; 2 people still in hospital, with 1 in ICU

Healthcare staff conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing at a facility near Toronto's Etobicoke General Hospital on April 8. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

The update marks the province's sixth straight day without a new case since the illness caused by the new coronavirus was first detected here in March.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba is still 289.

Sunday was Manitoba's sixth straight day without a new case of COVID-19 since the illness was first detected here in March. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)

Two people are still in hospital with the illness, one of whom remains in intensive care.

There are 25 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba and 257 people have recovered. Seven people in the province who contracted the illness have died.

On Saturday, 762 laboratory tests for COVID-19 were done, bringing the total number of tests completed to 34,715.

Health officials are still recommending people maintain physical distancing.

On Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic and the Bison Drive drive-thru site in Winnipeg will be open. Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open Monday.

All other locations throughout the province will be closed on Monday and will reopen on Tuesday.

Two people with COVID-19 in Manitoba are in hospital as of Sunday. One of them is in intensive care. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)
As of Sunday, there were 289 cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba — 25 of which are still active. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)