65 new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,829.

12 people are currently hospitalized with the virus and six are in intensive care.

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 percent as of Saturday morning.

The data shows:
• three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• three cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
• three cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
• 56 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

There are now 545 active COVID-19 cases in the province, 456 of which are in the Winnipeg region.

1,265 people have recovered from COVID-19. 19 people have died.

Preliminary laboratory testing numbers show 2,234 tests were completed on Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 175,867.

Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified.

Manitoba's public health officials will be elevating the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective Sept. 28, with new measures being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19.

This includes the City of Winnipeg and several communities and rural municipalities outside Winnipeg.

Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities. All private and public gatherings will be restricted to 10 people both indoors and outdoors.