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Manitoba (ON), Aug 22 (Canadian-Media): Manitoba recorded Forty-two new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, province's highest single-day increase in new cases of the illness, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 290, media reports said.
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Previously on April 2 and again on Aug 14, Manitoba had recorded 40 new cases.
The province did not say whether the new cases in the region announced Saturday are linked to a cluster.
The test positivity rate wen down slightly from two percent on Friday to 1.8 percent representing a rolling five-day average of the percentage of COVID-19 tests done in Manitoba that come back positive for the illness.
To date, there have been 872 cases of COVID-19 identified in Manitoba and 570 people have recovered.
Opening of a new test site in Winnipeg is in process and remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With 1,849 tests for the illness being conducted in Manitoba, the total number done in the province since early February is 124,140.
People are again being advised by the public health officials to get tested for COVID-19 only symptoms of the illness are obvious and to do it as soon as possible once those symptoms appear.