Manitoba Daily

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Hospital admissions and COVID-19 cases in Manitoba are increasing

COVID-19 cases in Manitoba nearly treble, while hospital hospitalizations rise.

Key Takeaways:

  • A recent report from the Manitoba government states that the number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases at the beginning of July nearly doubled.
  • According to the City of Winnipeg’s wastewater surveillance statistics, the COVID-19 virus is still present, but its activity has usually diminished.

The number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases roughly doubled at the beginning of July, according to a recent report from the Manitoba government, while hospitalization rates continue to rise.

The province’s most recent Provincial Respiratory Surveillance Report, which includes COVID-19 data from July 3 to July 9, was published on Thursday. According to the study, 229 lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections were recorded in Manitoba during this week, an increase of 104 cases from the previous week.

An average of 269 people tested positive for COVID-19 each day during this week, raising the province’s test positivity rate from 11.5% to 14.8%.

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According to the report, the number of patients in Manitoba suffering severe effects from the virus has increased.

Seven patients were hospitalized in the ICU between July 3 and July 9 after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Compared to the previous week, when Manitoba recorded 46 hospital admissions and seven ICU admissions, this is an increase.

COVID-19 cases in Manitoba nearly treble, while hospital hospitalizations rise.
COVID-19 cases in Manitoba nearly treble, while hospital hospitalizations rise. Image from CBC News

In the most recent report, the province included two more deaths linked to COVID-19. 2,053 Manitobans have passed away from COVID since the pandemic began.

As of July 9, 85,1% of Manitobans aged five and older had received the entire course of COVID-19 vaccination, with 55,3% receiving at least one additional dose. Health Canada on Thursday approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccination for newborns and preschoolers.

According to the City of Winnipeg’s wastewater surveillance statistics, the COVID-19 virus is still present, but its activity has generally decreased.

Source: CTV News

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