Four new COVID-19 cases brings Manitoba's total to 279, including 30 in the Southern Health region.

Five people are currently hospitalized, though none in intensive care. There are 38 active cases and 235 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. The number of deaths remain at six. An additional laboratory 689 tests were performed yesterday, bringing the total to 25,402 since February.

"Our numbers have stayed in acceptable ranges, and that's why we're moving with this cautious plan to reopen the economy," Chief Public Health Officer Brent Roussin explains.

However, he says social distancing and keeping gatherings to ten or less remains critical. "We don't want everything to everything to open at once in Manitoba."

Roussin also urges Manitobans to hold off on garage sales at this time.

Anyone with underlying medical conditions should continue to follow previous guidelines, Roussin says, "stay home as much as possible, social distancing at all times."

"I thank Manitobans for your efforts, for your patience and your work going forward because we're still dealing with this virus."

Earlier today the province announced campground registations are reopening

As well, restrictions on summer day camps have softened

Find the complete list of services reopening on May 4, here