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Manitoba has the third highest daily COVID-19 instance count on record

Manitoba has the third highest COVID-19 case count on record

Key takeaways:

  • Manitoba health officials reported 556 new COVID-19 cases, the third-highest one-day increase in infections during the pandemic in the province.
  • According to the most recent pandemic data posted on the province’s website on Thursday, Manitoba now has 2,933 active COVID-19 cases. 

On Thursday, Manitoba health officials declared 556 new COVID-19 cases, the province’s third-highest one-day spike in infections during the pandemic.

On May 21, Manitoba had its second-worst daily case count, with 594 new cases reported. The worst had happened the day before when 603 people were diagnosed with COVID-19.

In current days, the number of new cases in Manitoba has been rapidly increasing. The province has reported 1,458 new infections since Monday.

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On Thursday, health officials announced the death of another person infected with COVID-19. The latest victim’s identity will be revealed in the province’s next COVID-19 media release, expected next week.

According to the most recent pandemic data posted on the province’s website on Thursday, Manitoba now has 2,933 active COVID-19 cases. The five-day test positivity rate in the province is now at 10.9 percent, up a full percentage point from Thursday.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Manitoba has now risen to 1,369.

The majority of the new cases discovered on Thursday — 355 infections — were in the Winnipeg Health Region.

Manitoba has the third highest COVID-19 case count on record
Manitoba has the third highest COVID-19 case count on record. Image from Winnipeg Free Press

There were also 62 cases reported in the Southern Health region, 51 in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 47 in the Northern Health Region, and 41 in the Interlake-Eastern Health region.

According to health records, 440 of the infections on Thursday were among fully vaccinated people, 84 had not yet been vaccinated, and 32 were only partially vaccinated.

According to the province, 3,886 COVID-19 lab tests were completed in Manitoba on Wednesday.

COVID-19 has hospitalized 144 Manitobans, up to seven from Wednesday, with 28 patients in ICU due to the virus, up to four from the previous day’s report.

Manitoba has reported 72,834 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases since March 2020. According to health records, 68,532 of them have since recovered.

Source: Global News

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