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Trudeau Says He's In Talks With Manitoba To Help Them 'Fight This Third Wave'

Manitoba has the highest COVID-19 case rate in Canada.

Due to increasing COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, the province has recently pulled ahead with the highest case rates in the country.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a tweet on Friday, May 21, to share that he spoke with Premier Brian Pallister this morning. "We spoke about the current COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba and the steps we're taking together to beat this virus - and I let him know the federal government will work with the province on additional support to keep people safe," Trudeau wrote.

In the same thread, the prime minister continued to say that he has also chatted with the mayor of Winnipeg. "We'll continue to be there for Winnipeggers and Manitobans as they fight this third wave," he wrote.

Over the last week, Manitoba's case rate was 233. Comparatively, the province with the second-highest rate was Alberta, which had a rate of 160 over the last seven days.

Case rates account for the number of cases per 100,000 of the population.