One new COVID-19 variant case identified in Manitoba; 104 new cases announced Friday

WINNIPEG — Health officials in Manitoba have announced a new case of a COVID-19 variant.

One case of the B.1.1.7 variant was identified in the Winnipeg area on Friday and was related to travel.

There have been 12 cases of the variant first found in the United Kingdom and 11 cases of the B.1.3.5.1 variant.

One new death was announced, bringing the total to 912. The death was a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg area linked to the outbreak at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg.

Officials also announced 104 new COVID-19 cases, however, six previously announced cases were removed due to a data correction.

There have been 32,607 cases of COVID-19 since March 12, 2020.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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