Manitoba has moved to a lower level in the pandemic response system as it reported 37 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths on Thursday. For now, there are 91 people who remain hospitalized with COVID-19, including 17 in intensive care.
Two people who died were a man in his 50s from the Winnipeg health region and a woman in her 60s from the Interlake-Eastern health region. In Manitoba, the spread of COVID-19 has slowed to a point where it is safe to move from the restricted (orange) level on the pandemic response system to the caution (yellow) level, effective Saturday.
In June, the province moved from the red (critical) level to the orange level. There were 1,815 laboratory tests completed two days ago, which means that a total number of tests in the province is 880,959.
The number of people who died from COVID-19 is now 1,183, including 186 due to variants of concern.
The province is set to lift most restrictions on Saturday and the police will still make sure that people are abiding by the public health orders until tomorrow.
A total of 27 warnings and 14 tickets were issued for the week of July 26 to Aug. 1.