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Saturday, February 24, 2024

On Thursday, Manitoba reported 183 fresh COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

Key takeaways:

  • Officials from Manitoba’s public health department reported 183 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths from the virus.
  • 85.1 percent of Manitobans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine had received two doses, while 87.7% had only received one.

On Thursday, Manitoba public health officials reported 183 new COVID-19 cases and five fatalities from the disease.

According to Thursday’s update on the province’s COVID-19 dashboard, the Southern Health region had the largest number of new cases, with 60.

The Prairie Mountain Health Region had the second-highest number of cases, with 44, followed by the Winnipeg Health Region with 38, the Northern Health Region with 34, and the Interlake-Eastern Health Region with seven.

According to the province, 115 of the new instances on Thursday were in persons who had not been vaccinated, four were in people who had only been partially vaccinated, and 64 were in those who had been fully vaccinated.

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The province’s five-day test positivity percentage has dropped to 5.5 percent, down from 5.9% on Wednesday. It is 2.5 percent in Winnipeg.

COVID-19 has 136 people in hospital, down from 153 on Wednesday. There are now 24 patients in intensive care, up from two the day before.

According to the province’s web dashboard, half of the patients in hospitals with active COVID-19 are not vaccinated, while 45 percent are and 5% are partially vaccinated.

As of Thursday, 85.1 percent of eligible Manitobans had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 87.7% had received one.

In a news release, the government also revealed additional details on the 12 people who have died from COVID-19 since Monday.

Outbreaks in personal care homes and hospitals were related to four of the deaths.

A lady in her 50s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, a lady in her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, a lady in her 70s from the Southern Health region, and a man in his 50s from the Southern Health region were among the four people who died on Tuesday.

COVID-19: 183 new cases, 5 deaths, reported on Thursday in Manitoba

A guy in his 60s from the Southern Health region, a lady in her 70s from the Winnipeg health region, and a woman in her 80s from the Southern Health region were all reported dead on Wednesday due to an epidemic at Third Crossing Manor.

A lady in her 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, a guy in his 70s from the Prairie Mountain Health region, a lady under her 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region is connected to an outbreak at the Russell Health Centre and Russell Personal Care Home, a guy in his 90s from the Winnipeg health region linked to an infection at Holy Family Home, and a lady in her 100s from the Winnipeg health region were among the five deaths reported Thursday.

Outbreaks have been reported at Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks General Hospital (4 Unit 8-12, geri-rehab unit) and Winkler’s Salem Home’s Evergreen unit.

Meanwhile, Ralph Maybank School in Winnipeg (Grade 5/6 class), J. R. Reid School in Brandon (Grade 4 class), and St. Alphonsus School in Winnipeg are all witnessing outbreaks (Grade 5 class).

Since the province’s web dashboard was last updated on Tuesday, 55 additional school-age children and school personnel instances have been recorded. Since September 7, there have been 1,401 school-related cases in Manitoba (1,198 student cases and 203 staff cases).

At the following locations, outbreaks have been declared over:

  • Brandon’s New Era School (Grade 4/5).
  • Winnipeg’s South Pointe School (Grade 2).
  • Winnipeg’s Ralph Maybank School (Grade 2/3).
  • Stony Mountain Elementary School (Grades 5 and 6) is located in Stony Mountain.
  • Winnipeg’s Westdale School (Grade 6-1).
  • Russell Health Centre is a medical facility in Russell.

On Thursday, the province announced that 154 new instances had been connected to more viral variations of concern, all of which were unnamed.

On Wednesday, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, announced that the province will stop reporting how many COVID-19 cases are linked to coronavirus variants because the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for nearly all cases in Manitoba.

Source: CBC News

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