Manitoba Daily

Friday, January 28, 2022

In Manitoba, COVID-19 hospitalizations are reaching 500

Manitoba has nearly 500 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Key takeaways:

  • The number of people with COVID-19 in Manitoba’s hospitals continues to rise, with the total approaching 500 on Thursday.
  • COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit increased by 47 on Thursday; all but two patients have active cases.
  • Manitoba reported nine new deaths on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 1,438.

The number of people in Manitoba’s hospitals with COVID-19 continues to rise, with the number approaching 500 on Thursday.

As per the provincial COVID-19 dashboard, 499 people were admitted to hospitals with the virus on Thursday, up 45 from Wednesday. There are 463 people with active cases among them. On Thursday, the number of COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit increased by 47; all but 2 patients have active cases.

Most of the hospitalizations have occurred in the Winnipeg health region, which had 313 people in hospital and 30 in ICU with the virus as of Thursday.

COVID-19 has infected 63 people in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region, with eight in the ICU.

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There are 58 COVID-19 patients in the hospital and five in the intensive care unit in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

There are 30 COVID-19 patients in Northern Health’s hospital, but none in the intensive care unit.

COVID-19 has infected 35 people in the Interlake-Eastern Health region, with four in the intensive care unit.

On Thursday, Manitoba reported nine new deaths, bringing the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the province to 1,438. These deaths were not described in any detail.

On Thursday, 1,228 new cases were reported, despite Manitoba’s health minister stating that COVID-19 cases are significantly under-reported.

Manitoba has nearly 500 COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Manitoba has nearly 500 COVID-19 hospitalizations. Image from Global News

The recent cases take the total number of cases in Manitoba to 106,627, with 36,087 active cases and 69,102 recoveries.

As of Thursday, the province had given out more than 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with 84.6 percent of eligible Manitobans receiving at least one dose, 78.1 percent rolling up their sleeves for a second dose 32.6 percent receiving their booster shot.

The province’s 5-day test positivity rate was 44.9 percent on Thursday, down from 47.2 percent on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the province completed 2,965 laboratory tests.

The province previously stated that it would shift its pandemic reply away from containing the virus. It will now concentrate on reducing the impact of COVID-19.

Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief provincial public health officer, stated it ‘s ‘highly likely that everyone will be subjected to the virus in the following weeks during a press conference on Wednesday.

Source: CTV News

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