Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Manitoba on Wednesday.
Public health officials said the latest deaths are a man in his 50s from Winnipeg, whose illness was linked to the Alpha variant of the virus, and a man in his 30s from the Interlake-Eastern region.
The province had identified 70 new cases of the virus as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 56,586.
The Winnipeg health region remains the area with the highest number of new cases, with 32 reported Wednesday.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate sits at 5.6 per cent provincially, and 5.5 per cent in Winnipeg.
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