22nd death, 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Saturday


Another person with COVID-19 in Manitoba has died, according to a provincial press release on Saturday.The woman’s death in her 80s brings the total number of illness-related deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the province to 22.

The woman was a previously reported COVID-19 case linked to an outbreak at the Parkview Place personal care home in Winnipeg. His death is the third linked to this epidemic.

Public health officials announced the death of a man in his 60s who lived at the Edmonton Street nursing home on Friday.

There are 38 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Saturday, according to the press release.

There have now been three COVID-19 related deaths linked to an outbreak at Parkview Place in Winnipeg. (Jeff Stapleton / CBC)

Of those, 33 are in Winnipeg Health Region, three in Interlake East Health Region and two in Prairie Mountain Health Region.

Two previously reported cases have been removed from the total, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,108.

There are now 677 active cases in Manitoba, while 1,409 people have recovered from the disease.

Public health officials have reported that an outbreak has been declared at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home on St. Pierre Street in the South End of Winnipeg.

This facility is upgraded to red or “critical” in the province’s color-coded pandemic response system.

Public health officials also issued a new warning of possible exposure to COVID-19 in Winnipeg at the Shark Club at 233 Hargrave St. on September 26 between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The exhibit took place in a private room of the bar and grill, the province said.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5%, down from 2.3% on Friday. The province also said 1,963 tests were carried out on Friday.

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