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In Manitoba, COVID-19 hospitalizations are down by 28

Manitoba has seen a decrease of 28 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Key Takeaways:

  • As of Tuesday, there were 28 fewer COVID-19 patients in the hospital and no new COVID-19 deaths.
  • According to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the global death toll from the pandemic had reached six million.
  • A total of 142 new lab-confirmed cases were reported on Tuesday. Due to limited access to testing, that number is assumed to be an undercount.

As per the province’s online dashboard, there are 28 fewer COVID-19 patients in the hospital as of Tuesday, and also no new COVID-19 deaths.

There are presently 406 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, down from 434 on Monday.

From 27 to 21, the count of COVID-19 patients receiving intensive care has reduced.

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In Manitoba’s ICUs, there are 90 patients, down from 97 on Monday. This includes patients who are receiving care that is unrelated to COVID.

On the same day that Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore noted that the global death count from the pandemic had reached six million, Manitoba’s COVID-19 death toll reached 1,700.

After rising to 14.7 percent over the weekend, Manitoba’s five-day test-positivity rate has dropped to 13.9 percent.

The most recent update comes a week after the province’s vaccine mandate was lifted.

Manitoba has seen a decrease of 28 COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Manitoba has seen a decrease of 28 COVID-19 hospitalizations. Global News

Mask mandates, isolation requirements, and contact tracing will all be phased out on March 15 — a week from now.

On Tuesday, a total of 142 fresh lab-confirmed cases were reported. That number is presumed an undercount due to limited access to testing.

The 7,695 active reported cases are also thought to be an undercount.

On Tuesday, 964 PCR tests were completed.

Free rapid antigen tests are now available in Winnipeg’s grocery stores, pharmacies, and libraries.

The results of those tests aren’t included in Manitoba’s official statistics.

Source: CBC News

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