Manitoba sees 22nd death from COVID-19 Saturday – Winnipeg


Manitoba Public Health confirmed on Saturday that the 22nd death related to COVID-19 has been reported in the Winnipeg health region.The person was a female in her 80s and a previously reported case related to the Parkview Place personal care home outbreak.

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Also on Saturday, 38 new cases were announced.

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Two previously reported cases have been removed from the total cases, bringing the net number of new cases to 36 and the total number of cases in Manitoba to 2,108 as of October 3.

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• two cases in Prairie Mountain Health Region
• three in Interlake Health Region – East
• 33 cases in the Winnipeg health region

Currently, there are 677 known active cases and 1,409 people have recovered from COVID-19.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.5%.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 is 22.

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The province says that due to technical issues, hospitalization and intensive care data was not available on Saturday and has given no timeline for when it will be available.

Lab test figures show 1,963 tests were performed on Friday, bringing the total number of lab tests done since early February to 190,061.

The province adds that a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the St. Norbert personal care home in Winnipeg.

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