Manitoba Daily

Friday, January 28, 2022

Over 200 COVID-19 cases are reported in Manitoba, the highest single-day total since June

Key takeaways:

  • Manitoba surpassed the 200-case mark for the second time on Thursday, with 218 new COVID-19 cases reported.
  • According to hospital records, 139 people are in need of medical attention due to COVID-19, 85 of whom are still infectious.

With 218 new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday, Manitoba surpassed the 200-case mark for the second time.

This is Manitoba’s highest single-day total since June 6, when the province recorded 221 cases.

This brings the total number of active cases to 1,753.

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With 108 new cases, Winnipeg leads the way, followed by the Southern Health Region with 36, the Northern Health Region with 34, the Prairie Mountain Health Region with 23 cases, and the Interlake-Eastern Health Region with 17.

One hundred twenty-one people were fully vaccinated, 80 were not vaccinated, and 17 were partially vaccinated in the new cases.

The five-day test positivity rate in Manitoba is 6.6 percent.

Two more deaths were reported in the province, bringing 1,359.

According to hospital records, 139 people are in need of medical attention due to COVID-19, 85 of whom are still infectious.

Two more coronavirus deaths in Manitoba, 173 new cases reported on Friday |  CTV News
Manitoba records around 200 COVID-19 cases in a single day. Image from CTV

In addition, there are 33 people in the ICU, 23 of whom have active COVID.

There are 52 active cases who have not been vaccinated, 29 who have been fully vaccinated, and four who have received at least one dose.

There are 21 people in the ICU who are not vaccinated, one who is fully vaccinated, and one who is partially vaccinated.

84.1 percent of eligible Manitobans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 78.1 percent have received two doses, and 11.3 percent have received a booster dose.

As per the latest update by the Province of Manitoba:

The five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate in Manitoba is 6.2 percent, while it is 4.4 percent in the province. 

Since Monday, 370 new cases of the virus have been identified: 164 cases on Tuesday, Dec. 14, and 206 cases today as of 9:30 a.m.

Source: CTV News

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