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Friday, January 28, 2022

In Manitoba, COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 51.1% from the previous week

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Manitoba has risen by 51.1%

Key takeaways:

  • On Monday, there were 378 people in hospital with COVID-19, up from 297 patients on Friday, according to the provincial COVID-19 dashboard.
  • Over 62,000 doses had been administered to children aged five to eleven as of Monday, accounting for 49.7% of that age group.

Over the weekend, over 80 Manitobans were admitted to hospitals with COVID-19.

As per the provincial COVID-19 dashboard, there were 378 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Monday, up from 297 patients on Friday.

According to the province, 341 people have active cases among the current hospitalizations. COVID-19 is present in 39 people in the intensive care unit, with all but one having active cases.

According to the province, hospitalizations have risen by 51.1 % last week compared to the week before.

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Since around Monday, 84.6 percent of eligible Manitobans had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 77.9% had received two doses and 30.3 percent had received three doses, according to provincial data.

According to the province, as of Monday, over 62,000 doses had been given to children aged five to eleven, accounting for 49.7% of that age group.

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On Monday, 2,383 fresh virus cases were reported, bringing the total number of new cases to 7,083 since Friday, according to the COVID-19 dashboard. There was no way to understand how many reported cases were on Saturday and Sunday. According to the province, the backlog of COVID-19 tests awaiting processing has been cleared.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Manitoba has risen by 51.1%
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Manitoba has risen by 51.1%. Image from Yahoo

On Monday, the following cases were reported:

There are 1,484 new cases in Winnipeg, with 228 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 23 in the ICU.

There have been 318 new cases in the Southern Health region, with 51 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 9 in the ICU.

In the Prairie Mountain Health region, there have been 271 new cases, with 52 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and 3 in the ICU.

There have been 150 new cases in the Northern health region, with 21 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and none in the intensive care unit.

160 fresh cases have been registered in the Interlake-Eastern health region, with 26 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and four in the intensive care unit.

Manitoba’s whole number of cases in the pandemic is now 101,933, with 31,618 active cases and 68,888 recoveries.

The province claims to be reporting more than 1,800 new cases per day on average.

After completing 4,397 laboratory tests on Sunday, the province’s five-day test positivity rate was 49 percent on Monday. Due to aimed testing, the test positivity rate is skewed larger.

“Only symptomatic people or those warned by public health must visit a COVID-19 provincial testing site,” the province stated in a COVID-19 bulletin published Monday, adding that most people who visit a provincial testing site will be tested with rapid antigen tests.

“Those at higher danger of severe disease, and also some groups that have tested positive on a rapid antigen test, will be able for PCR testing.”

Source: CTV News

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