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Saturday, February 24, 2024

On Friday Manitoba reported 198 fresh Covid-19 cases with 1 death

COVID-19 cases increased by 198 on Friday

Key takeaways:

  • According to the province, 198 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, with one person dying due to the illness.
  • The province has given out 37,546 first doses to children aged five to eleven years old.

On Friday, Manitoba reported 198 new COVID-19 cases, with one person dying due to the illness, according to the province.

With the new infections, the province’s seven-day average case count has risen to 173, the highest since the pandemic’s fourth wave arrived in the province.

According to the province, nearly 60% of the new cases (116) are among people who aren’t fully immunized against COVID-19.

70 new infections were reported in the Winnipeg health region, while 64 were reported in the Southern health region.

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

There are now 142 people hospitalized with the illness in the province, down three from Thursday, and 35 of them are in intensive care, unchanged from Thursday.

Twenty-seven people in intensive care have active COVID-19, while the other eight are no longer infected but still need to be monitored.

More than a third of the patients in Manitoba’s intensive care units are among those 35 people. According to a spokesperson for Shared Health, 99 people received critical care in ICUs as of midnight, up from 97.

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

As of Thursday, 83 percent of eligible Manitobans had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 77.9% having received all three doses.

The province has given out 37,546 first doses to children aged five to eleven years old.

The five-day provincial test positivity rate in Winnipeg has dropped to 5.7 percent, down from 6.1 percent on Thursday.

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

COVID-19 cases increased by 198 on Friday
In Manitoba COVID-19 cases increased by 198 on Friday. Image from CBC News

They were as follows:

A 50-year-old woman from the Winnipeg health region.

A 50-year-old man from Winnipeg’s health region.

A 60-year-old man from the Southern Health region.

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

An outbreak at a personal care house in Russell, Man., has been declared over.

There are 1,691 active COVID-19 cases in the province, but no new cases of the B.1.1.529 omicron variant have been reported. The province’s total number of omicron cases remains at five.

The province reported that 3,390 laboratory tests were completed 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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