- With three more COVID-19-related deaths recorded in Manitoba on Wednesday, the epidemic is approaching another dismal milestone.
- Tuesday saw another 2,710 tests, increasing the total to 1,157,516 since February 2020.
Manitoba is approaching another bleak milestone in the pandemic, with three new COVID-19-related deaths reported on Wednesday, increasing the total to 1,299.
Officials also discovered a total of 147 additional cases. There are 79 unvaccinated cases, 64 fully vaccinated individuals, and four partially vaccinated cases among the new cases.
With 71 new cases, the Southern Health Region led the way, followed by Winnipeg with 33, the Prairie Mountain Health Region with 23, the Northern Health Region with 12, and the Interlake-Eastern Health Region with eight.
There are 1,537 ongoing cases in Manitoba, and the five-day test positivity rate is still at 5.9%.
COVID-19 has infected 153 persons in Manitoba, and 107 of them are still contagious. In addition, 22 individuals are in ICU, with 17 of them having active COVID-19.
54 active hospital patients have not been vaccinated, 48 have been fully vaccinated, and five have received at least one dosage.
Thirteen persons in the ICU are unvaccinated, while four are completely vaccinated.
Tuesday saw another 2,710 tests, increasing the total to 1,157,516 since February 2020.
STOP REPORTING VARIANT CASES IN THE PROVINCE
On Wednesday, Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, stated that the province would be modifying some of its reporting practices in the future.
Health officials in Manitoba will no longer report the variants of concern after Nov. 26, with Roussin pointing out that the Delta variety is driving the fourth wave.
“As a result, Delta cases account for approximately 98 percent of COVID cases in Manitoba. As a result of this hegemony, there is no clinical or public health value to reporting this information, “Roussin stated.
Officials will continue to observe for signs of concern, he added, and if there is a public safety issue, further information will be given at that time.
Source: CTV News
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