Coronavirus: 15 deaths Saturday new record for Manitoba

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WINNIPEG – In a record breaking day, Manitoba health officials announce 15 more deaths from COVID-19, most in a Winnipeg nursing home. According to the daily COVID-19 bulletin, the deaths are from November 2 to 13.

Eleven of those deaths are linked to the outbreak at Maples Personal Care Home. The dead are a woman in their sixties, a woman in their sixties, two women in their sixties, three women in their sixties, three men in their sixties and a man in their sixties.

A man in his 80s linked to the outbreak at St. Boniface Hospital has also died from the virus.

Health officials also announced that two men in their 70s and a man in the 80s have died from COVID-19 in the South Health-Santé Sud area.

The death toll now stands at 152.

In addition to the 15 deaths, 239 new cases of the virus have also been identified.

These new cases announced on Saturday include:

  • 11 cases in Interlake Health Region – East

  • 16 cases in the northern health region

  • nine cases in Prairie Mountain health region

  • 40 cases in the Southern Health health region – Santé Sud

  • 163 cases in the Winnipeg health region

The province deleted two cases, one out of province and another a data correction. That brings the net number of new cases to 237 and the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 10,453 since March.

On Saturday, Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate is now 12.4%, slightly lower than Winnipeg’s 13.1% test positivity rate.

There are 228 people in the hospital because of the virus, including 34 in intensive care.

On Friday, 2,971 COVID-19 tests were carried out, bringing the total to 307,056 since early February.

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