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Friday, January 28, 2022

On Friday, Manitoba reported 198 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 1 fatality

Manitoba has reported There were 198 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Friday.

Key takeaways:

  • On Friday, 198 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba, and one person died due to the illness, according to the province.
  • In the province, there are 1,691 current cases of COVID-19, but no new instances of the B.1.1.529 omicron variant have been identified. 

According to the province, 198 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Manitoba on Friday, and one person died due to the sickness.

The most recent infections increased the province’s seven-day average case count to 173, the highest since the pandemic’s fourth wave arrived in the province.

As per the news release from the province, about 60% of the new cases (116) are among those who aren’t fully inoculated against COVID-19.

The Winnipeg health region accounted for 70 new infections, with the Southern health zone reporting 64.

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There were 26, 23, and 15 cases in the Interlake-Eastern, Prairie Mountain, and Northern health zones.

There are now 142 patients hospitalized in the province with the sickness, a decrease of three since Thursday, with 35 of them in intensive care, a decrease of one since Thursday.

Twenty-seven of them in intensive care have active COVID-19, while the remaining eight are no longer infected but require urgent care.

These 35 patients account for more than one-third of all patients in Manitoba’s intensive care units. A spokesman for Shared Health stated in an email that 99 people, up from 97, were receiving critical care in ICUs as of midnight.

The province’s intensive care units had a baseline capacity of 72 before the epidemic.

Manitoba has reported 198 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Friday
Manitoba has reported 198 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Friday. Image from Winnipeg Free Press

As of Thursday, 83% of eligible Manitobans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 79% fully immunized.

The province has given 37,546 first dosages to youngsters aged five to eleven.

The five-day provincial test positivity rate fell to 5.7 percent, down from 6.1 percent on Thursday, and is now at 3.7 percent in Winnipeg.

The latest death of a man in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region brings Manitoba’s overall number of deaths associated with the illness to 1,345.

The province also provided additional details regarding the three deaths reported on Thursday. 

They were as follows:

  • A lady in her fifties from Winnipeg’s health region.
  • A man in his fifties from Winnipeg’s health region.
  • A 60-year-old man from the Southern Health region.

An outbreak has been announced at Winnipeg’s Misericordia Health Centre’s transitional care section. The facility has been upgraded to the critical level or red on the pandemic response system.

An epidemic at a personal care facility in Russell, Manitoba, has been declared over.

In the province, there are 1,691 current cases of COVID-19, but no new instances of the B.1.1.529 omicron variant have been identified. The province’s overall number of omicron instances remains at five.

The province reported that 3,390 laboratory tests were conducted on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 1,203,473.

Source: CBC News

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