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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Manitoba’s death toll, vaccination, and enforcement are all on the rise

Manitoba deaths, vaccines, and enforcement are all on the rise.

Key takeaways:

  • On Wednesday, the province announced that children’s and staff attendance would be based on symptom screening in order to better align daycare and school guidance.
  • The total number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Manitoba has decreased by ten percent, to 720, according to the most recent figures.

Child care centers in Manitoba will no longer be required to report close contacts.

The province announced on Wednesday that kid’s and staff attendance would be based on symptom screening, with the aim of better aligning daycare and school guidance.

The change will take effect on January 28, and the province says it will monitor overall cases at child care centers and may contact individual centers that have seen an increase in COVID-19 spread.

Also read: On Tuesday, Manitoba saw 6 COVID-19 deaths and 13 more hospitalizations.

Three more people with the virus died on Wednesday, bringing the number of deaths to ten since Tuesday. The majority of the deaths happened in the Southern Health-Santé Sud as well as the Winnipeg health regions, including one death in Interlake-Eastern.

According to the most recent figures, the total number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Manitoba has decreased by ten percent, to 720.

Manitoba deaths, vaccines, and enforcement are all on the rise.
Manitoba deaths, vaccines, and enforcement are all on the rise. Image from Wikipedia

The number of ICU cases linked to the virus has remained at 49.

As of Wednesday, 68,993 children aged five to eleven had received their first doses, accounting for just over 55% of that age group.

Efforts to enforce the law have continued, with 34 warnings and  37 tickets issued in the week ending January 23. As per the province, one of the tickets was for $1,296 to a person, 35 people were fined $298 for failing to wear a mask indoors or in public, as well as one business was cited for multiple offenses — meaning the courts will decide on a fine amount, with the highest penalty of $1 million.

Source: Global News

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