Fatal trend continues in Manitoba, as 14 more coronavirus deaths announced

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WINNIPEG – A deadly trend of COVID-19 continued in Manitoba on Friday, as health officials announced near-record deaths. On Friday, Dr Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, announced that 14 more people had died from COVID-19. This is one of the highest numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Manitoba in a single day.

A total of 280 people have died from COVID-19 in Manitoba.

In addition to these deaths, the province has reported 344 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Manitoba since March to 15,632. These cases increase the five-day test positivity rate in the province to 14 , 5%, the highest ever.

The majority of reported cases were in the Winnipeg area, which had 178 cases, and a test positivity rate of 14.2%.

Other cases announced on Friday include:

  • 15 cases in Interlake East health region;

  • 73 cases in the northern health region;

  • 13 cases in Prairie Mountain Health Region; and

  • 65 cases in the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region.

The province reported a further 310 people were listed as recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 6,487.

Hospitalizations jumped 15 Friday, with a total of 322 people in the hospital including 45 in intensive care.

Deaths reported on Friday include:

  • A man in his 50s and a man in his 60s from the Winnipeg Health Region;

  • A man in his 50s and a man in his 60s from Interlake East Health Region;

  • A man in his 60s from the Southern Health region;

  • Two women in their 80s and a woman in her 100s from Winnipeg, whose death is linked to the outbreak at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Center;

  • Two men in their 90s from Winnipeg whose deaths are linked to the outbreak at Golden Links Lodge;

  • A woman in her 90s from the Prairie Mountain Health area, whose death is linked to the outbreak at Fairview Home;

  • A man in his 90s from the Southern Health Region whose death is linked to the outbreak at the Rest Haven nursing home;

  • A woman in her 60s from Winnipeg whose death is linked to the outbreak at Parkview Place; and

  • Man in his 90s from Winnipeg whose death is linked to the outbreak at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home.

This is a developing story. More soon.

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