- COVID-19 has been linked to four deaths and 147 new cases of the virus in the province.
- According to the province, there are 141 Manitobans in hospitals with COVID-19, with 23 in the intensive care unit.
COVID-19 has been connected to four deaths in the province and 147 new cases of the virus.
A guy in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health district and a guy in his 70s, a lady in her 80s, and a lady in her 100s, all from Winnipeg, were among the four people who died according to a COVID-19 bulletin posted Friday.
A woman in her 70s, whose death has been linked to the outbreak at Salem Home, and a guy in his 90s, whose death has been connected to an outbreak at Third Crossing Manor – both from the Southern Health region – and a man in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region – were among three deaths previously reported on Thursday.
According to the province, these deaths raise the overall number of COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba to 1,328.
90 of the 147 cases identified on Friday are unvaccinated, 52 are completely vaccinated, and five are partially vaccinated, according to the province.
SOUTHERN HEALTH POSITIVITY RATE FAR ABOVE PROVINCIAL RATE
The province also revealed provincial immunization rates on Friday, including children aged five and up.
According to the province, 81% of eligible Manitobans had received one dose, and 77.2 percent had received two doses as of Friday.
With a vaccination rate of 60.2 percent, the Southern Health region has the lowest immunization rate. On Friday, the region recorded the largest number of new cases, with 64 new cases identified. According to the province, 53 of the cases are not properly immunized.
The region had a five-day test positivity rate of 15% as of December 1. Test positive rates in the region have reached 17.6% since mid-November. This is significantly higher than the provincial five-day test positivity rate of 5.1 percent on Friday.
The Winnipeg health region recorded a 2.7 percent five-day test positive rate.
The following are the cases that were reported on Friday:
- In the Interlake-Eastern health zone, there were 12 cases (six of which were not fully vaccinated);
- There were nine cases in the Northern health region (five of which were not fully vaccinated).
- In the Prairie Mountain Health Region, there were 16 cases (three of which were not fully vaccinated);
- In the Winnipeg Health Region, 46 cases (28 of which were not fully vaccinated).
Manitoba now has a total of 68,308 cases, including 1,403 active cases and 65,577 recoveries. A data update resulted in ten cases being deleted from the total.
In Manitoba, no cases of the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant have been found, while the province has stated that it will continue to sequence all positive travel-related specimens.
According to the province, there are 141 Manitobans in hospitals with COVID-19, with 23 in the intensive care unit.
According to the province, 88 persons have current cases; 48 are unvaccinated, 35 are completely vaccinated, and five are partially vaccinated.
Seven persons in the ICU are no longer infectious but still need medical attention, while 16 others have current cases — 14 of whom are unvaccinated and two of whom are fully vaccinated.
Source: CTV News
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