Public health officials share that most of Prairie Mountain's new COVID-19 cases are linked to a Brandon cluster, while Winnipeg's new cases are believed to be travel-related or are close contacts of current cases.

As of this morning, 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba have been announced to the public.

Currently, the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 603 with over one-third of those cases currently active.

There are 218 active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, with 377 recoveries. The number of deaths is remaining at eight.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.19 per cent.

The newly-announced cases of COVID-19 include:

• 12 new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;

• six new cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and

• seven new cases in the Winnipeg health region. 

"Case investigations are ongoing and when they are completed, additional information will be provided as needed to inform of any public health risks," the province says in a statement.

There are currently seven people hospitalized with COVID-19 and three of those are in intensive care.

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On Wednesday, 1,817 laboratory tests were completed. The total number of COVID-19 tests completed in Manitoba is now 108,211.

The province is asking only those who are exhibiting symptoms or recommended by Public Health to visit a COVID-19 testing site.