Manitoba and Saskatchewan are both reporting new deaths from COVID-19 this weekend.

Manitoba said yesterday that a man in his 80s from Portage la Prairie became the ninth person in the province to die from the novel coronavirus.

Saskatchewan, meanwhile, said yesterday that it, too, had recorded a new COVID-19 death in the previous 24 hours, bringing the provincial death total to 21.

Authorities in Saskatchewan say the person who died was in the South Central zone and was in the 80 to 89 age range.