Manitoba Daily

Monday, December 6, 2021

More Covid-19 restrictions may be imposed in Manitoba

Key sentence:

  • As Manitoba reported another triple-digit daily case number and additional deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday.
  • As of Wednesday, 84.1 per cent of eligible Manitobans had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

As Manitoba reported another triple-digit daily case number and additional deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, health officials hinted at further limitations to halt the virus’s spread.

Both Manitoba Health and the chief provincial public health officials have stated that public-health measures will be strengthened.

According to a spokesman for Health Minister Audrey Gordon, this will happen on Friday.

“Our government is in discussions with public health officials right now, and we anticipate to have an update later this week,” the spokeswoman added.

Nothing is anticipated. It’s Remembrance Day on Thursday.

Dr Brent Roussin had laid out the numbers that forced the government to act earlier in the day.

According to the provincial coronavirus dashboard, there were 143 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in Manitoba on Wednesday.

COVID-19 has already claimed the lives of 1,268 people in Manitoba. Unfortunately, the online dashboard does not include information on the most recent deaths’ age, gender, or location.

Manitoba’s five-day test positive rate has risen to 6.2 per cent.

According to internal government statistics leaked to the CBC, the test-positivity rate remains highest in the Southern Health region, at 15.6 per cent, up more than one percentage point since Friday. On Friday, the rate was 14.3 per cent.

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143 are infected due to Covid-19 are all now in hospital. Tuesday it was 138.

The Southern Health region, which had 66 new cases, had the most instances recorded on Wednesday.

There are 33 fresh cases in the Winnipeg health region, 29 in the Prairie Mountain Health region, 10 in the Interlake-Eastern health region, plus five in the Northern health region.

84 new cases were reported in people who had not been vaccinated, 54 in people who had been fully vaccinated, and five in people who had only been partially vaccinated.

More restrictions could come as Manitobas COVID-19 trends move in wrong  direction.

Restrictions that may apply

Current trends, according to Roussin, are “in the wrong direction” and are affecting all regions.

He said the province is considering its options, including tighter limits, and that more information will be forthcoming.

“It’s unfortunate to be in this scenario,” Roussin said, “since we’ve understood for quite some time what we all need to do to restrict the spread of this virus and the possibility of disastrous outcomes.”

“We’ve been at this for a long time, but as we navigate this fourth wave, we’ll need to ask Manitobans for even more commitment and cooperation.”

As of Wednesday, 84.1 per cent of eligible Manitobans had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, and 87 per cent had received at least one.

The province declared Wednesday morning that all Manitobans 18 and older six months past their last vaccination would be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

According to Manitoba’s online dashboard, an additional 51 cases have been connected to other viral strains of concern.

Source: CBC

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