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Winnipeg woman in her 20s latest COVID-19 death in Manitoba

A nurse holds a swab before testing a patient during a demonstrates of the drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre at the National Arts Centre Wednesday November 18, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

WINNIPEG – Manitoba is reporting one new COVID-19 death today – a woman in her 20s in the Winnipeg health region.

The daily pandemic update from the province notes there were 66 new COVID-19 cases as of 9:30 Saturday morning, six of which are the variant originally found in the United Kingdom and three of which are a variant first detected in South Africa.

The update says Manitoba’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.1 per cent provincially and 2.2 per cent in Winnipeg.

There are 1,114 active COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, with 158 patients in hospital.