Manitoba announces new COVID-19 cases for the first time in four days

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials are reporting two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total of probable and confirmed infections in the province to 292.

The two new cases involve a boy under 10 and a woman in her 30s in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's area.

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They are the first new cases in four days and, as more people recover, the number of active cases in the province stands at 18.

Previously announced increases in crowd limits are also in effect.

Public gatherings that were limited to 10 people now allow for up to 25 people at indoor events and 50 people outside.

Professional sports athletes, coaches and trainers can also attend team facilities for practices, as long as no members of the public are allowed.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 22, 2020

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