Record 494 new COVID-19 cases, 10 Manitoba deaths on Sunday

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Manitoba broke its record for most new COVID-19 cases in one day on Sunday, as the province announced that 494 more people had tested positive for the disease.This update comes just over two weeks after the province released its previous highest number of new cases – 480 on October 30.

Ten more people in Manitoba have now died from COVID-19, the province said in a press release.

The tally includes seven people linked to the outbreak at the Maples long-term care home in Winnipeg, and comes after Manitoba reported a record 15 one-day deaths on Saturday, most of which were also linked to the outbreak in Maples long-term care home. .

The north Winnipeg nursing home has become the site of the province’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak and is currently the subject of an independent investigation.

At least 32 residents there have died there during the outbreak, according to Revera, the for-profit company that operates the site.

The residents whose deaths were announced on Sunday were four men (two in their 80s and two in their 90s) and three women (one in their 80s and two in their 90s), the statement said.

The other deaths announced on Sunday are a woman in her 80s from the Winnipeg health region, a man in her 100s linked to a cluster of cases at the assisted living center at the Seine River Retirement Residence in Winnipeg and a woman in her 60s from the Southern Health Region. , the statement said.

The deaths announced on Sunday occurred between November 3 and 14 and are currently officially reported by the province, the statement said. A total of 162 people in Manitoba have now died after contracting COVID-19.

There are now 220 people hospitalized with the disease, the statement said, including 41 in intensive care – another new record, and a jump from 34 in the past three days.

The five-day test positivity rate – a moving average of COVID-19 tests that come back positive – remains at 12.4% in Manitoba and 13.1% in Winnipeg, the release said.

The majority of Sunday’s new cases – 266 – are in the Winnipeg health region, the release said, while another 136 are in the southern health region.

The remaining new cases are spread across Prairie Mountain Health Region (34), Northern Health Region (30) and Interlake East Health Region (28), the release said.

Outbreak in Ste. Anne care home

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Villa Youville personal care home in Ste. Anne. The site has been moved to the critical red level of the province’s pandemic response system, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the outbreak at the Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg is now officially over.

Possible exposures to COVID-19 are listed for each region on the province’s website.

There are now 10,947 cases of COVID-19 detected in Manitoba, the release said.

A total of 4,070 cases have recovered from the disease, while 6,715 cases are still considered technically active – although the province’s chief public health officer Dr Brent Roussin said on Thursday that number was skewed due to a data entry backlog and was probably closer to 3163 at the time.

On Saturday, more than 100 people gathered to protest against COVID-19 restrictions in Steinbach. In the middle of the afternoon, provincial environment and health officials began fining some of those attending the rally, while other protesters shouted profanity against the police.

Lewis Weiss, the reeve-elect of the neighboring rural municipality of La Broquerie, has been fined for violating a public health order limiting gatherings to five people in Manitoba.

As of Saturday, 2,715 COVID-19 tests were carried out across Manitoba, bringing the total number of tests conducted since early February to 309,794, the statement said.

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