The Winnipeg health region recorded the most new cases, with 324. That’s more than the total number of cases announced Thursday (297) for all of Manitoba. Prairie Mountain Health Region has the second largest with 80, followed by Southern Health Region with 36.
There are 32 more cases in Interlake East Health Region and 25 more in Northern Health Region.
The total number of Manitobans who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic remains at 1,042.
There are declines in other statistics, including the total number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19. It’s now 312, up from 324 on Thursday.
In addition, 69 people with COVID-19 are in intensive care units across the province, up from 73.
However, this does not include Manitoba patients who were transferred out of the province for care at other hospitals. As of Thursday, there were 25 critically ill COVID-19 patients from Manitoba in Ontario.
A provincial spokesperson said Thursday other patients were to be tentatively transferred to Ontario and, for the first time, Saskatchewan.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 12.5% province-wide, a very slight drop from 12.6 on Thursday. It remains at 14%. 100 in Winnipeg.
A press release from the province says outbreaks have been declared at two new sites: Carman Memorial Hospital in Carman and Eastview Place Personal Care Home in Altona.
Both facilities have been moved to the red or critical level of the province’s pandemic response system.
Meanwhile, an earlier outbreak at the Russell Health Center in Russell has been declared over.
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An update on the COVID-19 situation in Manitoba is coming, a day after the province recorded the highest number of daily deaths from the third wave of the pandemic.
Dr Jazz Atwal, the province’s deputy chief public health officer, holds a press conference at 12:30 p.m.
CBC Manitoba broadcasts it live here and on Facebook, Twitter and CBC Gem.
Public health officials on Thursday announced eight COVID-related deaths – the highest number since January 19, when there were 11 in the second wave.
Officials also announced 297 new cases of the disease on Thursday, a sharp drop from exactly a week earlier, when Manitoba recorded its highest daily pandemic total of 603.