- Manitoba has reported 809 new cases of COVID-19 in the last three days, with six deaths.
- As per the news release, Manitoba has confirmed nine new cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17.
Over the last 3 days, Manitoba has reported 809 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths.
According to the province, there were 276 cases on Saturday, 333 on Sunday, and 200 on Monday.
It’s the first time since June 4, when 329 cases were reported, more than 300 cases were reported in a single day.
According to the news release, Manitoba has confirmed nine new cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 17.
At midnight Monday, new restrictions limiting the spread of the Omicron variant in Manitoba will take effect.
With 513 new cases in the last three days, the Winnipeg health region had the highest number of new cases.
With 136 new cases in three days, the Southern Health Region came in second, followed by the Northern Health Region with 67, the Prairie Mountain Health Region with 57, and the Interlake-Eastern Health Region with 36.
The current five-day test positivity rate in the province has risen to 8%, up from 6.5 percent on Friday. It’s 8.1 percent in Winnipeg.
To date, 78.2 percent of eligible Manitobans have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 84.4 percent have received at least one dose, and 14.5 percent have received all three doses.
Sixty-three percent of the new cases reported Monday were in people who had been fully vaccinated, 11 percent in people who had been partially vaccinated, and 27 percent in people who had not been vaccinated at all (percentages do not total 100 due to rounding).
However, those who aren’t vaccinated make up the majority of COVID-19 patients who require hospitalization.
57 percent of hospitals with active COVID-19 are unvaccinated, 36% are fully vaccinated, and 7% are partially vaccinated.
In the ICU with active COVID-19, 81% are unvaccinated, 10% are fully vaccinated, and 10% are partially vaccinated.
On Monday, 137 people with COVID-19 were admitted to hospitals, with 27 of them in intensive care.
The Southern Health region, which holds the lowest COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the province, accounts for half of the deaths reported in the last three days.
A guy in his 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, a woman in her 60s from the Southern Health region, and a man in his 60s from the Interlake-Eastern health region were all reported dead on Saturday.
On Sunday, two deaths were reported in Southern Health: an 80-year-old man and a 70-year-old man, the latter linked to an outbreak at the Manitoba Developmental Centre.
One death was reported on Monday, and it was a man in his fifties from the Prairie Mountain Health region.
An outbreak has been declared over at the Misericordia Health Centre’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU), C5.
Source: CBC News
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