- According to the provincial government’s online dashboard, six more people in Manitoba have died as a result of COVID-19, and 13 more people with the coronavirus are in hospitals.
- On Tuesday, Manitoba’s test positivity rate dropped to 32.9 percent, down from 33.3 percent the day before.
As of Tuesday, six further people in Manitoba had died due to COVID-19, and 13 more individuals with the coronavirus were in hospitals, according to the provincial govt’s online dashboard.
With 729 cases reported in Manitoba hospitals, the number of hospitalizations is still set a further record.
The count of patients in intensive care units has remained unchanged since Monday, at 49.
The deaths bring the total number of people killed in Manitoba to 1,521.
Manitoba’s test positivity rate fell slightly to 32.9 percent on Tuesday, down from 33.3 percent the day before.
Because access to testing is limited, the province recorded another 637 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR tests, though this count significantly undercounts the true number of instances.
There are 361 confirmed cases in Winnipeg’s health region, 93 in Prairie Mountain Health, 71 in Northern Health, 58 in Southern Health, as well as 54 in Interlake-Eastern Health.
On Monday, labs finished 2,025 PCR tests.
There have since been 116,770 reported cases in Manitoba, with 39,296 of them listed as active.
Another 304 incidents have been linked to Manitoba schools since the start of the school year on Sept. 7 — 166 in students and 138 in staff.
There have been 5,381 cases linked to schools, with 3,946 cases involving students and 1,435 cases involving staff.
According to the province, 85.4 % of eligible Manitobans had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 78.9% had 2 doses, and 38.7% had received a booster as of Tuesday.
People who aren’t fully immunized are three times more likely to be hospitalized with the illness, 11 times more likely to be admitted to an ICU, as well as 10 times more likely to die from the coronavirus, according to provincial data from the six weeks leading up to Jan. 19 — the most latest available.
Source: CBC News
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